A six page article by ladybird scientist Peter Brown features in the July issue of BBC Wildlife Magazine. Peter works for the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology at our Monks Wood site and is an acknowledged expert on the ladybird population of the UK.Harlequin ladybird Photo: Jon White

Peter explains why ladybirds are so special and how you identify 25 members of the ladybird family which inhabit the UK.The article also highlights the story of the Harlequin ladybird (Harmonia axyridis), one of the world's most invasive insects, which arrived in the UK in record numbers during 2006.


BBC Wildlife Magazine

UK Ladybird Survey run by CEH (external)

The Harlequin Ladybird Survey run by CEH (external)