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Lady Beetle Settles in Iceland

Warmer weather in Iceland in recent times has reportedly led to the establishment of the lady beetle in Iceland. Previously, the insect had arrived in the country with merchandise, especially with Christmas trees from Denmark, but due to the unfavorable weather conditions, has never managed to gain a foothold.

esja-summerSummertime at Esja on the outskirts of Reykjavík. Photo by Zoë Robert.

The insect has been seen in gardens since the spring. According to the website of the Icelandic Institute of Natural History, various species have arrived in the country due to the warmer weather but as lady beetles help control aphids, their arrival is likely to be welcomed by gardeners.

Click here to read about the discovery of a cockroach, another species rarely seen in Iceland, in a Reykjavík apartment last week.

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