A very small member of the ladybird family, the dark elytra marked with large reddish spots.
Sparsely vegetated and sandy areas, post industrial sites, derelict areas etc.
Mainly from April to August.
Widespread in the southern half of Britain.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland, though possibly under recorded due to its small size. There were approximately 12 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