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PICTURE: Seen on Otley Chevan, West Yorkshire, May 2010.

             
 

DISTRIBUTION: This species of Ladybird is fairly common over much of mainland Britain. In Ireland it is more localised, and confine to the north and east of the country.

 

LENGTH: Up to 6mm.                                                     STATUS: Resident.

 

FLIGHT PERIOD: Adult Cream-spot Ladybirds show little variation in colour, except for the occasional rare all black form.

LARVAL PERIOD: Found from March through to October.

HABITAT: They inhabit places where there are deciduous tree's such as wood land, hedgerows and occasionally parks and gardens.

FOOD SOURCE/S: Both the larvae and adult ladybird feed on other insects, mainly various species of aphids.

 

SIMILAR SPECIES: Other species of ladybirds are similar, count the spots.

           
               
             
               
             
 

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