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PICTURE: Seen at Rimac NNR, Theddlethorpe Dunes, Lincolnshire, Sept 2014.

             
 

DISTRIBUTION: This tiny ladybird is found throughout the British Isles. Each if the wing cases has eleven evenly spaced black spots, counting the head spots it actually has twenty seven spots in total.

 

LENGTH: 3mm to 5mm.                                         STATUS: Resident.

 

FLIGHT PERIOD: Adults are around from April through to August, or early September.

LARVAL PERIOD: Eggs and larvae are found throughout the spring and summer months.

HABITAT: Habitats are very varied, and the adults are usually  found close to the ground on grasses, and other low growing vegetation.

FOOD SOURCE/S: Mainly the mildew growing on  various plants.

 

SIMILAR SPECIES: The Fourteen, and Sixteen-spot Ladybird's are very similar in appearance.

           
               
             
               
             
 

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