Have you noticed an increase in ladybirds near your home today? Well, you’re not alone.
A number of residents have been in touch with Wrexham.com today about the ‘invasion’ and ‘attack’ of ladybirds.
@wrexham is everywhere else around Wrexham got loads of ladybirds around or is it just queenspark there everywhere 🐞
— Bobby Christopher (@bobbywafc) October 10, 2018
Lady bird invasion in full swing
— Mark Waters 🏴 (@markwaters84) October 10, 2018
Our south facing windows under attack from large numbers of ladybirds. Anyone else in @wrexham seeing similar?
— Clive Buckley (@CliveBuckley) October 10, 2018
@wrexham any other houses surrounded with ladybirds? Couldn’t open the door without 20 flying in with me
— S E A N (@seanmatthiass) October 10, 2018
Yep! We’ve got like 25 in the kitchen and the back of the house is covered in them
— Morgan Price 🎃 (@mxrganowenprice) October 10, 2018
It is thought the ladybirds are part of the ‘Harlequin species’ and there are a lot more of them than usual due to the recent hot summer weather.
The breed of ladybirds originate from Asia and North America and fly in on mild autumn winds. However with the temperatures starting to cool down, it is believed that the insects are looking for places to hibernate – and ending up in houses across Wrexham.
*Picture – Bobby Christopher