The striped ladybird is most commonly found on Scots pine. Maybe this one was inhabiting the lodgepole pines in our garden. Unfortunately he won’t find any pines in our garden any more.
One of the things I regret about cutting down trees, is that it removes the habitat for all kinds of wildlife. However, by the time we are finished we should have a much wider diversity of plant life and a richer set of wildlife to go with it. If only trees would grow faster…
Newly emerged from its cocoon.
Not the best picture, but it didn’t stay still for long!