Striped Ladybird - Myzia oblongoguttata

Description

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

Identification difficulty
Habitat

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.

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Species profile

Common names
Striped Ladybird
Species group:
Beetles
Kingdom:
Animalia
Order:
Coleoptera
Family:
Coccinellidae
Records on NatureSpot:
1
First record:
15/08/2001 (Skevington, Mark)
Last record:
15/08/2001 (Skevington, Mark)

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