Felt a bit intrusive to be honest, lol...
Good captures Paul- surprised they recognised each other
I wondered why they were coupling so I had a read about it: The two-spot ladybird has with two main colour varieties. The common form has a red wing case with 2 round or angular black spots The most familiar form of the two-spot ladybird beetle is the red one with the two black spots. However, there also exists a black form with red spots on it. In addition, there are intermediate forms, but they occur only rarely in nature. Often the pattern is reversed to give orange spots on a black background, especially in areas of industrial pollution, but always with a black underside which usually distinguishes it from the 10-spot ladybird.