Hibernating ladybirds

Hibernating ladybirds

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Credit: DR. JOHN BRACKENBURY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Hibernating seven-spot ladybirds (Coccinella septempunctata). Ladybirds hibernate in autumn and winter for 5-6 months, living off fat reserves. To protect against predators, they cluster together on the underside of leaves or twigs. Photographed in the UK.

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