Quickly creeping up and down the honeysuckle’s long and winding stems I spotted what appeared to be a Harlequin Ladybird. These are ladybirds that have flown in from Asia. Originally in the early 2000’s they made their homes in the furthest south of the country but this one is now in Worcestershire so they are obviously moving north. Allegedly, they like to find their way indoors and emit a foul smelling liquid that is said to stain the furniture. It is also claimed that they put at risk the local British ladybirds … so watch out as they may be creeping somewhere in your garden!