Saturday, 4 August 2012

Harlequin Ladybird

This bright chap is a harlequin ladybird. Generally bigger than our traditional ladybirds and often more colourful, harlequins are considered a pest by some. However, as an allotment holder, they eat lots of aphids so I still consider them a good guy.

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