16 Spot Ladybird - Tytthaspis sedecimpunctata

Alt Name
Sixteen Spot Ladybird

This is a small (3 mm), beige coloured ladybird with black spots. The black centre line is a distinguishing feature (only shared with the 14 spot).

Photo ID?

It usually lives in grassland but is easily overlooked.

When to see it

Most numerous in summer.

Life History

It feeds on pollen, fungi and nectar.

UK Status

Mainly a southern species.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 86 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map