The Harlequin Ladybird is a recent arrival to the UK, but it is already very common in southern England. It loves to overwinter in large numbers in nooks and crannies of houses where it becomes a considerable nuisance. Although it rapaciously devours many garden pests, it is generally considered 'a bad thing' because, when pests run out, it apparently turns on the native British ladybird.
Having watched a Harlequin larva feast on one of its own siblings, I can well believe the smaller British relatives would stand no chance.
Sorry for the mix up on yesterdays upload but my Android tablet would not let me upload a version, all I kept getting on the (choose photos) button was a Lego brick with question marks around it????
Thankyou for all my votes & a U/A on my last upload.
Wildlife and nature
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