24 Spot Ladybird - Subcoccinella vigintiquattuorpunctata

Alt Name
Subcoccinella vigintiquatuorpunctata
Description

This is a very small (3 or 4 mm) orange-red ladybird marked with black spots which may vary in number. The head and pronotum are orange-red the same as the elytra and this ladybird is also hairy which gives it a dull appearance. The legs are also orange.

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Habitat

Grassland and meadows where this vegetarian species may be found on various grasses and low vegetation.

When to see it

All year round but most likely to be encountered in summer and autumn.

UK Status

Although widespread in England and Wales it is not particularly common.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 36 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map