Kidney-spot Ladybird - Chilocorus renipustulatus
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.
Usually found in well-wooded areas, often on tree trunks.
April to October.
It feeds on scale insects on the bark of trees.
It is fairly frequent in England and Wales.
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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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015