Kidney-spot Ladybird - Chilocorus renipustulatus

    Alternative names
    Kidney Spot Ladybird

    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

    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.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map