United Kingdom



Helen Roy

Peter Brown

Email: ladybird-survey@ceh.ac.uk

Twitter: @UKLadybirds


The long tradition of biological recording in Britain and Ireland led to the establishment, in 1964, of the Biological Records Centre (BRC – www.brc.ac.uk). BRC (within the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology) receives data from over 80 national recording schemes for lower and higher plants, invertebrates and vertebrates, and the Coccinellidae Recording Scheme (now called UK Ladybird Survey) is one such scheme. Launched in 1968, it collates and analyses records of ladybird species found in Britain and Ireland, and maps their distributions.