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Where did you find the pupa?

Please submit a separate parasite report for each individual pupa.


Please type an Ordnance Survey grid reference in the box below.

A 6-figure reference in the form TL123456 is ideal

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A few more details

Ladybird pupae are often hard to tell apart. Don't worry, the Survey team will check your photo.

Has spikes where attached to plant.
Size: 6-8mm
Colour: Orange with strong black markings

No spikes where attached to plant.
Size: 6-8mm
Colour: Orange with strong black markings




Unless a ladybird emerges, telling these two apart is impossible.
Size: 4-6mm
Colour: light brown with strong, dark brown markings

Choose this option if your pupa looks nothing like those above or left.

Enter the date in the format yyyy-mm-dd

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If other, please describe.










If other, please describe.


 

What emerged?

The pattern on a newly emerged ladybird develops over a few hours.

Please identify your ladybird:


Phorid fly

5-10 will emerge as larvae and turn into pupae about 4mm long.

Chalcid wasp

Up to 40 adult wasps, each about 2mm long, will emerge.

Braconid wasp

One maggot, about 10mm long, will emerge and spin a cocoon.

Interesting!

Please describe what emerged:


Please wait at least two weeks from the collection date to see if anything emerges.

Enter the date in the format yyyy-mm-dd


 

Your photos

Please upload a picture of what emerged (if something did).

If you’re happy with the information you’ve given us, please submit your report...

 
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