I was excited on my latest trip to England that I found two different ladybugs than we see here in the Pittsburgh area. I have submitted my findings to the LLP and hopefully next week or so, I will have some results. The first was found in the kitchen garden of Hampton Court Palace, Surrey, England on some lemon balm. The second photo was taken at Fenton House, Hampstead, London, England on some mugwort. The third photo was taken this morning in our garden in the raspberry patch while The Herbal Husband was watering. He spotted the ladybug laying eggs on the underside of the leaf. Of course, I was out doing errands and he didn't have his camera on him and no, he doesn't have a smartphone! So when I came back he told me what happened and I went back and got a good shot of the eggs. Need to remember to ask him spots or no spots on the ladybug.
|The Hampton Court Palace Ladybug--Propylea quatuordecimpunctata|
|The Fenton House Ladybug--Harmonia axyridis|
|The Local Ladybug Eggs|