Happened to spot one of the few ladybirds I have seen this Summer.
It was much smaller than the common seven spot
Once I enlarged the shot (as seen above) I could count eleven spots.
The problem identifying it is there are a couple about the same size with 11 spots.
The Adonis and the Eleven Spot ladybirds.
The only way to tell which is which is by the markings on its 'face'.
Unfortunately I didn't get that in shot.
The 11 spot is much rarer and more likely to be found around sand dunes at the coast.
On the subject of seeing ladybirds - I found out where my resident ones have been hiding from me. As I was cutting the grass yesterday I saw quite a few crawling in the lawn. I spent nearly as long trying to move them out of the way as I did actually mowing the grass. Now I have to watch out for young frogs (I saw four leap out of the way) and ladybirds.
8 hours ago