Black and gold bug

john mcguigan asked 11 years ago

I was at our apple trees today ,noticed there was lots of ladybirds on them,one of them was black with gold spots,never seen one b4,cant seem to find any info on what it is,was wondering have you come across any of them.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Occasionally, and rarely, a black form of ladybird can occur, a bit like red-heads can appear in humans.

It is called a melanic form, the normal colours being reversed.