Cream Spot Ladybird - Calvia quattuordecimguttata

Description

This ladybird has a maroon-brown casing with 14 creamy white spots. It has brown legs.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Hedgerows and deciduous trees.

When to see it

April to October.

Life History

It feeds on aphids and psyllids and is often found on leaves and shrubs along hedgerows. It overwinters in plant litter, bark crevices and Beech nuts.

UK Status

Found over most of England and Wales but not as common in the north of Britain.

VC55 Status

It is reasonably common in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 187 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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Species profile

Common names
Cream-spot Ladybird
Species group:
Beetles
Kingdom:
Animalia
Order:
Coleoptera
Family:
Coccinellidae
Records on NatureSpot:
146
First record:
07/07/2005 (Nicholls, David)
Last record:
24/02/2024 (Philip Harper)

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