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    Ladybirds in March

    I don't remember ever seeing this before, up here.

    Presumably a product of the mild winter and excessive numbers last summer

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    Re: Ladybirds in March

    Quote Originally Posted by MC130 View Post
    I don't remember ever seeing this before, up here.

    Presumably a product of the mild winter and excessive numbers last summer
    Aint seen no lady birds in somersetshire but there's plenty bees flying about n midges n flies,,
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    Re: Ladybirds in March

    I was at a neighbours house a couple of weeks ago and counted over 30 on two windows. They must have hibernated inside somewhere and were trying to head for the outdoors.

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    Re: Ladybirds in March

    They hibernate in any cool spot especially under tree bark, then on any warm day they pop out for a feed if they can. They go back in the evening
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    Re: Ladybirds in March

    Talking in the pub last night and it seems that most of the ones around here are foreign ladybirds. Bigger than the native ones. Another reason for Brexit?

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    Re: Ladybirds in March

    Quote Originally Posted by Barney View Post
    Talking in the pub last night and it seems that most of the ones around here are foreign ladybirds. Bigger than the native ones. Another reason for Brexit?
    Just remember in Norfolk ladybirds are called Barnybush beetles
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    Re: Ladybirds in March

    We probably shouldn't be calling them ladybirds anyway. "Lady" is a gender-specific phrase and is surely frowned upon by the LGBT police ? And neither are they birds and so may I respectfully suggest that from this point forward they be known as personcoccinellidae. It could be abreviated to Percocc ?

    What group does a ladybird belong to?
    Their Class is Insecta. They belong to the order of Coleoptera, beetles, of course. Finally, their family is that of the Coccinellidae.

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    Re: Ladybirds in March

    I once sold Ladybirds (alongwith Malting Barley) at 140/ton.

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