The UK Ladybird Survey worked with BBC Breathing Places in the summer of 2010 to
record ladybirds from across the UK through the
Ladybird Survey. We were extremely pleased that 18 species of ladybird were
reported through the BBC Breathing Places Ladybird Survey. The top five species
Orange ladybird. There were also new
10 km records for Heather and
Water ladybirds (south-west Scotland).
The UK Ladybird Survey and BBC Breathing Places also launched a
Ladybird Parasite Survey which will contribute to our understanding of the
natural enemies that attack ladybirds.
Although Breathing Places came to an end in December 2010, the survey goes on. The
surveys are easy and fun to complete and there are many free downloadable
resources on the BBC Breathing Places web pages to help you take part in
the Ladybird Survey and Ladybird Parasite Survey, including: ladybird identification
charts, teachers notes, survey forms and even dominoes.
Purple class, Oldfield Park Infant School, having fun spotting ladybirds.