Wordless Wildlife Wednesday – All the fun of the fair

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7-spot ladybirds are on the move and enjoying the Helter-skelter of old Veronicastrum ‘Fascination’ seed heads

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They are all over the Wall of Death Tête-à-têtes

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And when it gets a bit chilly … they can still snuggle up together in the Carousel

Link to Tina’s monthly wildlife post for other wildlife spots

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6 Responses to Wordless Wildlife Wednesday – All the fun of the fair

  1. Tina says:

    Wonderful photos–those three cuddled together on the upturned leaf are charming!

  2. shoreacres says:

    I’m so fond of these little creatures. I was surprised to learn in the past couple of years that the number of spots varies on different species. I thought I’d found an aberration when I found a pair with no spots, but that smooth red shell was a feature, not a “bug”!

    • I remember looking up a chart of them all a couple of years back, when I found a pine lady bird (black/red reversed) and it is amazing how many species there are. On top of that the harlequin ladybird here can appear in many different forms so that can be extra confusing.

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