Posted by: purplepaula1 | July 1, 2009

Harlequin ladybird puts over 1,000 species at risk

LadybirdA BBC news story reports that the Harlequin ladybird, the fastest spreading alien species on record, is now putting over 1,000 species at threat. Over the last 4 years the ladybird has spread to most parts of the UK and is preying on many other insects. Click here to read the full BBC story and listen to a short piece by Dr Helen Roy of the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology descibing the appetite of the Harlequin Ladybird.

Please note: the image shown here is not that of a Harlequin Ladybird.

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