Can you 'spot' a ladybird? ????

Ladybirds are probably our most familiar beetles – and also some of the most popular.

They’re known as the gardener’s friend, as many hunt the aphids that occasionally feed on our prized plants. The classic image of a ladybird is the 7-spot, with seven black spots dotted across its bright red back. But there are around 47 species of ladybird in the UK, with a variety of different colours and patterns.

Let's take a closer look at one of the UK’s most popular beetles.


Seven ladybirds to look out for


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