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Ladybird 16-Spot Orange Ladybird

Orange Ladybird - Photo  Copyright 2005 Mike Henchman Photo: Mike Henchman

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Latin name: Halyzia 16-guttata

Size: Approximately 5.5mms

Distribution: Found in many parts of the U.K. Increasing in numbers, especially in England.

Months seen: April to October

Food: Mildew

Habitat: Woodland. Frequently found around sycamore trees

Special features: Bright yellow or orange in colour, with a translucent border to the wing casings and pronotum (bit between the head and wing casings). Usually features 16 creamy-white coloured spots, but there can be as few as 14 spots. It has an orange head, and legs, and the eyes are black.

Click for a better viewThis is another one which was found in Farnworth near Bolton, Lancashire (May 2005).

Click for a better viewHere's another one spotted in Strensall, near York in June 2005


Summer of 2005 seems to have been a good one for this species. We received sightings from many parts of England, Wales and Scotland.


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