The Harlequin Ladybird Survey
Harlequin ladybird elytra
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The harlequin ladybird is not the only invasive beetle in the UK. The Royal Horticultural Society is coordinating surveys of the lily beetle (Lilioceris lilii) and rosemary beetle (Chrysolina americana). If you have seen either of these beetles or would like further information, please see -

Lily beetle
Lily beetle
©Roger Key
Rosemary beetle
Rosemary beetle



A live broadcast with scientists Mike Majerus and Helen Roy was held at the NHM's Darwin Centre. It was shown at 1430hrs on the day of the launch, March 15th, 2005. Both these scientists, who are leading the UK Ladybird Survey and hunt for the harlequin, in collaboration with BRC, were there to answer questions about the harlequin ladybird, and ladybirds in general.

The broadcast has been archived and made available at the Darwin Live webcast website.