A 7 spot ladybird (Coccinella septempunctata) hiding amongst varrious lichens. I wonder if this is where she has been hiding to avoid the worst of the winter? It won't be long before she wakes up and gets on with this seasons activities.



Taken with a 250mm lense and cropped to size. Colour saturation was adjusted to better demonstrate the colours in the lichens (which just came out grey in the original photo)

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