16 Spot Ladybird - Tytthaspis sedecimpunctata
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).
It usually lives in grassland but is easily overlooked.
Most numerous in summer.
It feeds on pollen, fungi and nectar.
Mainly a southern species.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 86 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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