Kidney-spot Ladybird - Chilocorus renipustulatus

Alternative names
Kidney Spot Ladybird
Description

The Kidney-spot Ladybird has a black body with a large red spot on each wing casing (elytron). The antennae and underside are orange. The wing casings have a distinctly flattened flange all the way round. It is quite a small ladybird at about 5 mm.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Usually found in well-wooded areas, often on tree trunks.

When to see it

April to October.

Life History

It feeds on scale insects on the bark of trees.

UK Status

It is fairly frequent in England and Wales.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in the Leicestershire and Rutland area. There were a total of 90 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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Species profile

Common names
Kidney-spot Ladybird
Species group:
Beetles
Kingdom:
Animalia
Order:
Coleoptera
Family:
Coccinellidae
Records on NatureSpot:
96
First record:
11/08/2004 (Cranfield, John)
Last record:
29/05/2023 (Higgott, Mike)

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