The easiest way to submit records of ladybird observations is electronically using our on-line recording form or mobile phone app.
On-line Recording Form
Using our new recording form, provided by iRecord, you can record and upload photos of any
species you see, any time. If you already have an iRecord account, records
submitted here will be added to your others on iRecord.
If you are a long-standing user of this website and wish to continue using the
old form then you may do so although we
would like to phase it out. The new system is very much easier for us to
administer and offers you the advantage of being able to keep all your wildlife
records in one place where you can view and manage them.
Fill in one form per location. So, if you saw a 2-spot
ladybird in your office and a harlequin and 7-spot in the park, you should fill in two
Ladybird Recording App
Android, the ladybird app includes
information and photos to help you identify ladybirds on the move. You can
gather records with photos and an accurate location made with GPS which can be
submitted when you have a data connection available. It's never been easier to
Records from the app will be stored in iRecord along with any you submit through
the website form. You can use iRecord
for all your wildlife recording.
Submit your parasite records
Enter your Dinocampus coccinellae records here.
Enter your Hesperomyces virescens records here.
Find out more about the natural enemies of ladybirds.
If you have records to submit in spreadsheet format, please email them in an Excel
file to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, to send records on paper, you can download a
recording form (Excel format), that can be posted to:
The UK Ladybird Survey
CEH Biological Records Centre