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invasion of foreign ladybirds

Discussion in 'Other Animals' started by barry lloyd, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. barry lloyd

    barry lloyd

    Jun 12, 2007
    UK
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    Nkikon D810 with a tamron 90mm macro lens (hand held)



    It has come from Asia via America to us. first spotted it 2004 and is destroying our own native ladybirds.

    Seen for first time here this morning on our runner bean plants

    our native spotted variety

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  2. kilofoxtrott

    kilofoxtrott European Ambassador Moderator

    Dec 29, 2011
    Tettnang, Germany
    Great pictures, but I'm sure that are ladybugs...

    Kind regards
    Klaus
     
  3. barry lloyd

    barry lloyd

    Jun 12, 2007
    UK
    Over here in the UK we call them ladybirds, don't ask me why .
     
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  4. As is the same in the states. I like to see them they bring good luck
     
  5. rick_reno

    rick_reno

    Dec 3, 2012
    N Idaho
    The ones I’ve seen here resemble yoursecond photo.
     
  6. kilofoxtrott

    kilofoxtrott European Ambassador Moderator

    Dec 29, 2011
    Tettnang, Germany
    Thank you for the information. (y)(y)(y)
    At age of 59 I'm still learning. :cool: 

    Kind regards
    Klaus
     
  7. Here in the States we typically call them ladybugs, but I've also heard ladybird beetle quite often as well.

    Ours look very much like your second photo, typically the red-orange base with black spots. I have seen a number of the black base/orange spots over the years, but have never noticed a marked increase. Where do you get your information that they are destroying your native species? Nothing I've researched indicates that one will destroy the other... but if it's not a problem here, then it wouldn't be reported on like in your area...
     
  8. kilofoxtrott

    kilofoxtrott European Ambassador Moderator

    Dec 29, 2011
    Tettnang, Germany
    Shaun, is it really you?
    I know your pictures very well and noticed you're getting rare around here...

    Welcome back
    Klaus
     
  9. Thanks Klaus. It is me... typical story: busy, less inspired, still lurk but rarely post. :)  I still try to keep up, though.
     
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