Gardeners' World Web User
23/04/2008 at 09:10
Leaving aside whether or not ladybirds are good or bad, there are nearly 30 different species in the UK. A good visual guide can be found here
There is an 'orange' ladybird, Halyzia sedecimguttata, and several other pale pinky ones.
Also, common 7-spot and 2-spot ladybirds are pale straw yellow or orange when they emerge from the pupa. It takes hours for the deep red colour to appear and they get darker for several days.