UK Ladybird Survey

Taxonomic Group (English)
Taxonomic Group (Scientific)
Coleoptera: Coccinellidae
Scheme Organiser
Helen Roy and Peter Brown
Email Address

Biological Records Centre
CEH Wallingford
Maclean Building
Crowmarsh Gifford
OX10 8BB

About the scheme

The Ladybird Survey aims to facilitate the recording of all the UK's ladybirds.

Ladybirds belong to the scientific family Coccinellidae. In Britain, some 46 species belong to this family, although only 26 of these are recognisably ladybirds.

Record Cards / Digital Recording Form


Roy Helen E., Brown Peter M. J., Frost R., Poland Remy (2011) Ladybirds (Coccinellidae) of Britain and Ireland. Field Studies Council, Shrewsbury .


Hayhow D.B., Eaton M.A., Stanbury A.J., Burns F., Kirby W.B., Bailey N., Beckmann B., Bedford J., Boersch-Supan P.H., Coomber F., Dennis E.B., Dolman S.J., Dunn E., Hall J., Harrower C., Hatfield J.H., Hawley J., Haysom K., Hughes J., Johns D.G., Mathews F., McQuatters-Gollop A., Noble D.G., Outhwaite C.L., Pearce-Higgins J.W., Pescott O.L., Powney G.D., Symes N. (2019) State of nature 2019. , State of Nature Partnership, ,
Redhead John W., Powney Gary D., Woodcock Ben A., Pywell Richard F. (2020) Effects of future agricultural change scenarios on beneficial insects. Journal of Environmental Management, , 265, 110550
Roy Helen E. (2010) Coccinellids in a changing world. In: Ecology of Aphidophaga (eds.: P. Kindlmann).. , Springer Academic Publishers, Netherlands ,
Ceryngier P, Roy Helen E., Ware Remy L. (2012) Natural enemies of ladybird beetles. In Ecology of the Coccinellidae. Hodek, I., Honěk, A. and van Emden, H. , Kluwer Academic Publishers, ,
Roy Helen E., Migeon A. (2010) Non-native coccinellids in Europe. In: DAISIE: Non-natives invertebrates in Europe (ed. A. Roques).. BioRisk, Springer Academic Publishers, Netherlands 4, 293–313
Holroyd O., Brown Peter M. J., Roy Helen E., Majerus Michael E. N. (2008) The harlequin ladybird, Harmonia axyridis, reaches Scotland. Entomologists’ Record and Journal of Variation, , 120, 42-43
Brown Peter M.J., Roy Helen E., Lewington Richard (2019) Hidden treasures: recording Britain s lesser-known ladybirds. British Wildlife, British Wildlife Publishing, 30, 245-252
Boyd Robin J., Powney Gary D., Burns Fiona, Danet Alain, Duchenne François, Grainger Matthew J., Jarvis Susan G., Martin Gabrielle, Nilsen Erlend B., Porcher Emmanuelle, Stewart Gavin B., Wilson Oliver J., Pescott Oliver L. (2022) ROBITT: A tool for assessing the risk-of-bias in studies of temporal trends in ecology. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, n/a,
Outhwaite Charlotte L., Gregory Richard D., Chandler Richard E., Collen Ben, Isaac Nick J. B. (2020) Complex long-term biodiversity change among invertebrates, bryophytes and lichens. Nature Ecology & Evolution, , 4, 384-392,
Terry Christopher D., Roy Helen E., August Tom A. (2020) Thinking like a naturalist: Enhancing computer vision of citizen science images by harnessing contextual data. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 11, 303-315,