Another ladybird

Last July I wrote about the 5 indigenous ladybird species I’ve found here. Today I found a 6th, the 11-spot. It’s a small species, about 5mm long (about the same size as the 10-spot, but distinguishable by the number of spots and its black legs); according to the Woodland Trust it’s not uncommon in the Thames Valley because it likes the weather here – it “prefers warm moist places”. I hope it can swim.
11-spot ladybird (Coccinella 11-punctata)

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