Monday, 28 January 2008

Active Ladybirds

I was at a meeting with a customer on Friday and I glanced out of the window. I was surprised to see not one, but two 7-spot ladybirds on two adjacent plants. They were moving rather rapidly on a very cold, blustery day, running all over the leaves looking (presumably) for aphids to eat. I know they overwinter as adults, popping out occasionally if the weather is mild, but Friday was bitterly cold and very windy.
A very pleasant surprise.

1 comment:

Dawrosbloger said...

I saw one, hidden underneath a leaf when I was trimming my Iris Siberica at our allotment, Sunday, lovely mild January day, maybe yours knew what was coming.