iRecord Ladybirds mobile app
The app enables people to contribute more easily to the UK Ladybird Survey whose results have already shown declines in native species such as the 2-spot ladybird in response to the arrival of the harlequin ladybird, first recorded in England in 2003.
Dr Helen Roy, of the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH), who works on the UK Ladybird Survey said, “I have been inspired by the number of people getting involved with the UK Ladybird Survey via email, online recording, twitter and traditional pen and paper – the observations they submit are invaluable. With the new app we now have a further opportunity to continue monitoring the harlequin ladybird alongside other species to further our understanding of the invasion process.”
If you would like to record ladybirds but don't have a compatible mobile device please visit the UK Ladybird Survey website.