Friday, 6 April 2012

A gaggle of Ladybirds

What do you call several ladybirds grouped together? A pattern of ladybirds?? A spotting of ladybirds??

Last week I opened the sun shade for the first time after the winter and discovered where several of these bug eating creatures had survived the winter...



Once exposed the creatures soon vanished...

Out to do their good work amongst our plants - we hope!!

3 comments:

The Broad said...

They look awfully sweet there -- a nice colour accent! :-)

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I think it is a Loveliness of ladybirds!!! Wonder where I heard that from? Diane

Tim said...

I think a "Spotting of Ladybirds" cuts the moutard... these are all Harlequin Ladybirds... the Harlequin is an alien species which was introduced to kill aphids in commercial greenhouses... despite what is said about it being American, it is in fact Asian. Unfortunately, it does eat the larvae of other ladybird species, as well as its own!! It is becoming more and more common, to the detriment of our native varieties.