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Ladybird  Kidney-Spot Ladybird

Kidney-Spot Ladybird - Photo  Copyright 2004 Gary Bradley
Photo: G. Bradley

UK Safari Tip:
A great way to pick up ladybirds without squashing them is with a pocket pooter - click here

Latin name: Chilocorus renipustulatus

Size: Approximately 5mms

Distribution: Found in some parts of the U.K. but not common.

Months seen: April to October

Food: Scale insects on the bark of trees

Habitat: Deciduous woodland

Special features: Black body with two large red spots on each wing casing. The antennae and underside are orange. The wing casings have a distinctly flattened flange all the way round.

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