Spot the Alien

The Spot the Alien project was set-up by the National Biodiversity Data Centre to increase awareness of invasive species and to encourage reporting of them with an initial focus on 3 species:

  • New Zealand flatworm
  • Harlequin ladybird
  • Red lily beetle

Download and distribute the Spot the Alien poster

Reporting sightings of invasive species can help us understand the level of invasion, distribution, spread and ecology of a species.

Click on the image below to get more information on the species

Harlequin ladybird

New Zealand flatworm

Red lily beetle
Invasive Species Ireland

Invasive Species Ireland