Waterford Wildlife

Since 1999

The Wildlife of Waterford City & County

Harlequin Beetle ?


			
			 	
 	
	

The ladybird beetle depicted as a 10-spot Ladybird from the Kilbarry Bog on page 4 of this site may not be that species. It has been suggested by Stephen McCormack that it is in fact the very invasive Harlequin Beetle that comes in many forms.


Red Lily Beetle


			
			 	
 	
	

Well awakened from the winter hibernation in the soil, the Red Lily Beetle is now alive and devestating the leaves and shoots of spring lilys and related plants.


10 Spot Ladybird Beetle


			
			 	
 	
	

Look twice at any Ladybirds in your garden. They are probably the common 7 Spot Ladybirds but then, count the spots! They might be the uncommon 10 Spot Ladybirds like this one recently seen at the Kilbarry Bog in Waterford City.


Invasive Red Lily Beetles


			
			 	
 	
	

A cluster of about 30 very invasive Red Lily Beetles was seen today in a City garden.