Striped Ladybird - Myzia oblongoguttata

    Description

    Size 6 to 8 mm. A chestnut coloured species with cream stripes and spots. The pronotum is also white with chestnut markings.

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    Habitat

    Areas with Scots Pine.

    When to see it

    April to August.

    Life History

    Feeds on aphids.

    UK Status

    Widely distributed in Britain and can become frequent in areas with a lot of Scots Pine.

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were only 6 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map