Most of the insects with wings die off in the autumn leaving their eggs to survive till spring, so they’re replaced by a completely new generation.

But some hibernate!

Ladybirds will find a sheltered place, like under loose bark on a dead tree, or even in cracks around window frames.

They will huddle together in large groups to help their chances of getting through winter, sometimes thousands in a group. No social distancing for them! 

Learn more by reading Where Do Ladybirds Go In The Winter?

Why not give these little guys a helping hand to get through the cold months ahead by building them a cosy ladybird lodge. This link to the Natural History Museum can show you how, and where’s best to locate it, as well as loads of information all about Jock’s favourite beetle:

Also read How To Make A Bug Hotel: A Ladybird Lodge.

This is part of the Autumn Minibeasts information.