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.
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.
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.