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Water Ladybirds

     


Scientific name:  Anisosticta 19-punctata

Size:  Up to 4mm

Distribution:  Found in England and Wales especially southern and central areas

Months seen:  April to October

Food: Aphids

Habitat: On vegetation near or in water, especially reeds

Special features:  Water ladybirds are oval in shape.  During the spring and early summer Water ladybirds have an orange pronotum and wing casings with around 19 black spots.  From late summer until the following spring the wing casings and pronotum are more beige coloured with black spots.




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