Striped Ladybird - Myzia oblongoguttata


Size 6 to 8 mm. A chestnut coloured species with cream stripes and spots. The pronotum is also white with chestnut markings.

Identification difficulty

Areas with Scots Pine.

When to see it

April to August.

Life History

Feeds on aphids.

UK Status

Widely distributed in Britain and can become frequent in areas with a lot of Scots Pine.

VC55 Status

Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were only 6 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map