What do you mean "are mostly harmless"

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

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  2. bofors

    bofors Senior Member

    Nice painting, where does it represent?
     
  3. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    no idea mate its on 1:72 kit
     
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  4. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Little shitting bastards, that's what they are ! The trouble is that turning the WASP flamethrower on them causes more damage than they do.
     
  5. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    oh this does work a treat ,weeds,bbq lighter,bonfire lighter,pest controller
    Airfix kit burner if you cant be bothered to let the normal play action continue in real time.

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  6. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    Allergies (?) - plenty of sites talk about this tho. usually ref'ing the "Ladybug" * ;-) and someone might have been reading this NHS site: Symptoms

    ...and covering their backs; "mostly harmless" sounds about right ;-) They sound right-vicious :army:

    "Ladybird bites

    All ladybirds can bite, but a type called the harlequin ladybird found throughout much of the UK is more aggressive and tends to bite more often.


    The harlequin ladybird can be red or orange with multiple spots. Look out for a white spot on its head – other ladybirds don't have these patches.

    Ladybird bites can be painful, but aren't usually anything to worry about."

    * Ladybirds, ladybugs, and… cows? | OxfordWords blog
    The small, domed beetles of the family Coccinellidae are usually known as ladybugs or lady beetles in North America, and ladybirds in Britain and elsewhere. But that's not the only name they've been given over the years.



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  7. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    you were warned here first

    Blitzkrieg: Book 1 of the Ladybird Expert History of the Second World War (The Ladybird Expert Series)
     
  8. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    A ladybird doesn't change its spots; They're killers !
     
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  9. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Of course they bloody bite - how else do they eat through all those problematic aphids - tickle them to death :wacko:

    TD
     
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  10. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

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  11. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Ladybird weaponry
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  12. Pat Atkins

    Pat Atkins Patron Patron

    Only a very few years ago the public were asked to report individual sightings of harlequin ladybirds, so their progress northwards across the country as an invasive species could be tracked. You could probably do this from space now, there are so many of the things around.
     
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