Ladybird Bonanza

It looks like it is going to be a ladybird bonanza summer. I don’t know if anyone else has noticed the large number of ladybirds that have seem to have appeared this year? I’ve spotted (no pun intended) many in the garden.

On a walk this morning there were lots of them along the road’s verge, mainly on the nettles. I’ve never seen so many.

Here’s a photo of one of the ladybirds, on a nettle in the sunshine. Note the cuckoo spit, created by froghoppers on the underside of the leaves just to the left of the ladybird.

Photo of a ladybird on a nettle
Ladybird on a nettle
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