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Ladybird swarms invading coast
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Ladybirds have been causing a nuisance in north Norfolk

Holidaymakers on the north Norfolk coast have been faced with an invasion of the common seven-spot ladybird.

One of more than 40 species of ladybird native to the UK and Europe, their most recent swarm has reportedly scared off a number of tourists.

"Swarms could have flown over here from the continent because of a greater food supply," said Ian Wright, Cambridge University Department of Genetics.

The last UK invasion of the seven-spot was in 1975.




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