In total 5 ladybirds
of this species were collected; one female and rest were male.
In its wake it has left a wave trail of destruction that threatens the very survival of many of our much-loved native ladybirds
. To out more our native visit www.For information spread of ladybird
, harlequin-But it was not always thus.
Manager Simon Millar said: "Most ladybirds
are predators, eating aphids, scale insects and other sap-sucking insects, which is why they are so popular with gardeners."
Summary: Tens of millions of ladybirds
have swarmed into the UK in a mass insect invasion
The killer wasps become parasites on the ladybirds
by laying a single egg inside the ladybird
by piercing its soft underbelly.
TODAY, we had a swarm of ladybirds
, Squeezing through gaps in the window frame, They're planning a winter's break in our house, Instead of crossing the Pyrenees to Spain.
IF you've been noticing more ladybirds
recently, there is a reason for it.
Welcome: Encourage beneficial insects - like ladybirds
- into the garden so they can get rid of pests without the need for insecticides The ladybird
is nature's number-one weapon against aphids...
might look pretty but there is an ugly truth about the species that has invaded the UK.
These are harlequin ladybirds
, an invasive, cannibalistic species which could be set to wipe the UK's ladybirds
off the map.
INVASIVE "harlequin" ladybirds
are being attacked by native parasitic wasps and flies, scientists said today as they urged members of the public to help them investigate the phenomenon.
Experts say the Halloween beetles, also known as harlequin ladybirds
, earned their name as they are usually sighted at the end of October when they enter buildings to hibernate.