An unreliable memoir

Seven Spot Ladybird, Coccinella septempunctata

Seven Spot Ladybird
I can clearly remember the first harlequin ladybird I saw, around ten years ago. And I remember what happened after that – all the other ladybirds disappeared. We still get a few seven spot ladybirds and the occasional two spot early in the season. I assume they have overwintered as adults, having hidden away to escape the wave of harlequins the previous year. But after a few weeks they go, then it’s harlequins all the way down.

Nikon D5200 Tokina 100mm f22 100mm +68mm 1/250 ISO 100

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