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Saturday, 25 June 2011

Some birds of the lady type

22 Spot ladybird ( Psyllobora 22-punctata ) Abergavenny 19 June 2011

Harlequin ladybird ( Harmonia axyndis succinea ) Abergavenny 19 June 2011

Adonis ladybird (Adonia variegata) Varteg 31 May 2011

Water ladybird (Anisosticta 19-punctata) Garn Lakes Local Nature Reserve 25 May 2011

Such a popular feature of British summertime ladybirds are, compared to other coleoptera, well recorded that is until you examine distribution maps for vice county 35. I don't know what the problem is with biological recording in the county but not many recorders seem to bothered about submitting records.  Collecting biological data is so fundamentally important to informing and prioritising conservation action I urge everyone to submit records to the local records centre and/or the national recording schemes.

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