We have been picking some apples today. Our tree is of the variety Red Devil and crops beautifully large sharp, tangy and red-fleshed apples. After picking one of them, we uncovered four 7-spot ladybirds nestled together, thinking themselves all ready for winter. They will have to look for a better spot as the apples won't be in the tree much longer. Ladybirds often overwinter in groups, but this is the largest group of 7 spots I've seen.