In my area there are huge numbers of hibernating 16-spot ladybirds (Tytthaspis sedecimpunctata). i go for a walk in the park every couple of days and often walk past the trees they are on and see them there. the numbers seem to fluctuate quite a bit.
Additionally, last month I saw one orange ladybird in a nearby location and recorded this, but when i walked by the same location last week I noticed three. I entered this as two separate records. So should I record them every time I see them or notice a change in the numbers, when there is a risk of recording the same ladybirds several times, or only once?