Orange Ladybird - Halyzia sedecimguttata

    Description

    Easy to identify, with its orange/yellow head, body and legs.

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    Habitat

    It is often found in woodland, particularly around Sycamore and Ash trees.

    When to see it

    April to October.

    Life History

    It feeds on mildew and overwinters in leaf litter or in sheltered positions on trees.

    UK Status

    This species was once closely associated with ancient woodland but is now increasing in the UK as it has adapted to feed on Sycamore and Ash.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 285 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map