It was just before 1 pm on New Year’s Day. We were talking on the phone to one of our children. Along the edge of the table walked this Asian Lady Beetle. We had seen it on the walls over the recent months when the outdoor temperatures got cold. Here it was again on one of the coldest days of the year.
We nudged it toward the center of the table for a better look. Notice the M or W shaped marking in front of the orange shell.
It had dust, webs, and detritus all over. It must have traveled a long way in the house looking for a way out during the past weeks. We tried to pick it up. It slipped and landed upside down.