Sending us records
The easiest way to submit records of harlequin ladybirds you have spotted is
to do so using our
on-line recording form.
Or you can send in a record straight from the field or garden using your mobile
phone. Simply text the word LADYBIRD to 83040 in order to receive a link that
will allow you to upload your photos and data. Texts will be charged at your
standard network rate. Internet browsing costs will be subject to our tariff but
should not be more than 20 pence.
Alternatively, we have a recording form in Word
format available if you prefer. You can send records on paper to the following
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology,
Oxon OX10 8BB.
Verifying your records
Digital photographs are the preferred method for verifying ladybird
species. They can be uploaded when you fill out the on-line recording form.
Live specimens from some parts of the UK may be sent as an alternative,
although photos are preferred and result in a faster response to you. Due to the
fantastic response of the public to our survey, we no longer require specimens
from the following areas: London and south-east England, East Anglia,
the Midlands, Hampshire, Dorset and south Devon. However, we welcome specimens
from other areas, if a photograph is not available.
Specimens should be sent to the address given on the left. You can put them in something
like a camera film canister or other sturdy box. Do not include food or water, just
a few bits of paper to protect specimens from buffeting.