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Ladybird  Striped Ladybird

Striped Ladybird - Photo  Copyright 2008 Lyn Maddocks
Photo: Lyn Maddocks

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Latin name: Myzia oblongoguttata

Size: Approximately 7 to 8mm long

Distribution: Widely distributed in the UK. Can be common in areas where it is found such as in Dorset and Hampshire. 

Months seen: April to August

Food: Aphids

Habitat: Scots Pine woodlands.

Special features: Striped ladybirds have red-brown wing casings with up to 15 cream coloured streaks and spots. On the pronotum, just above the eyes, there is a faint brown M-shaped marking.



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