Orange ladybird count on 6 January 2019

Decided to do my monthly count of the Orange Ladybirds in the cemetery today. The total wasn’t quite as high as last month‘s but still very good: 1,736.

I only counted 366 on the tree where I counted 467 last time, which could be due to the light conditions and my neck getting too painful towards the end so I may have missed a few. 5 gravestones had more than 100 each.

10-spot Ladybird with Orange Ladybirds
22 spot Ladybird with Orange Ladybirds

There were also 14 Harlequins, 1 22-spot (Psyllobora vigintiduopunctata) and 1 10-spot (Adalia decempunctata) Ladybirds.

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