Thousand of ladybirds have invaded the homes of the UK residents in search for the hibernation place, the British media said.
British citizens have shared photos and videos of ladybugs crawling around their homes.
— Jess Neumann (@Jess_n1) 6 октября 2018 г.
One Tweeter user posted that she was "invaded".
Some tweets noted that the "invaders" were Harlequin ladybird, or Harmonia axyridis, which is not a native species to the UK.
Hard to capture as this Harlequin ladybird (Harmonia axyridis) was speedy! However this isn’t a native species to @clandonwood or the UK. These Asian ladybirds were originally brought over to Europe as a biological control for pests on crops such as aphids. 🌾 pic.twitter.com/tTp3CRTrRo— Clandon Wood (@ClandonWood) 6 октября 2018 г.
Harlequin ladybirds: Asian beetles swarming into UK homes as they threaten native species https://t.co/dJJiFLyfkt
— F&F News (@GaryChessman) 6 октября 2018 г.