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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 19.3 February 2008

The ladybird, the scale and the spindle – a highly specialised relationship

By - Michael Kirby

Two old, large Spindle trees Euonymus europaeus in my neighbours' gardens harboured colonies of Kidney-spot Ladybirds Chilocorus renipustlatus. The ladybirds had been present for at least three years and were to be seen throughout the year, suggesting a stable relationship with their prey, mainly scale insects.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist