Do Ladybirds Sunbathe?

by Russ on April 4, 2015

Three 7 Spotted Ladybirds pushing for the best spot!Among the creepy crawlies emerging from hibernation this month is the ladybird. After their long period of dormancy, they’ve been spurred on to emerge into the open by the warmer weather.

You’ll be able to see these handsome insects where the sunshine is at its strongest.

After emerging from under bark or from the garden shed, they need to raise their body temperature fast. The best source of heat comes directly from the sun, so ladybirds find a nice stone or wall to sunbath on.

These sunbathing areas are much sought after and if you watch them for long enough, you can see the ladybirds pushing each other out of the way trying to get the best spot.

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