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beetle 16-Spot Orange Ladybirds

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Scientific name:  Halyzia 16-guttata

Size:  Approx 5 to 6mm

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

Months seen:  April to October

Life span:  Approx 1 year

Habitat:  Woodland, especially around sycamore trees.  Frequently found in kitchens and bathrooms

Food:  Mildew

Special features:  Orange Ladybirds can be bright yellow or orange in colour.  They have a translucent lip around the edges of their wing casings and pronotum (bit between the head and wing casings).  They normally have 16 creamy-white coloured spots, but there can be as few as 14 spots.  They have an orange head and legs.  The eyes are black.


2005 - Farnworth, Lancashire - John Rothwell (photo)
2005 - Lamberhurst, Kent, G. Bradley
2005 - Strensall, Yorkshire - Mary Youngman (photo)
2007 - Oswestry, Shropshire - Mike Bickford
2008 - Anglesey - Mary Owen (photo)
2010 - Croydon, S. London - Joanne Woodhams
2010 - Sherborne, Gloucestershire - G. Bradley
2015 - Wheatley, Halifax - Micky Bland (photo)
2015 - Aspley Woods, Buckinghamshire - Sarah Wells
2016 - Westhoughton, Bolton, Lancashire - David Armytage
2016 - Crowthorne, Berkshire - Tyler McKenzie (photo)
2016 - Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne - Vikkie Everard (photo)
2017 - Newcastle Under Lyme, Staffordshire - Kath Waldron (photo)

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