UK Safari Home Page
    For Anyone Interested in the Wildlife of the United Kingdom
Ladybird (by G. Bradley)  For more info click the "Identify It" link

Home  |  Search  |  UK Safari Shop  |   Identify It  |  News  |  Members Area  |  Contributors  |  E-cards About 

 

Free Newsletter

NewsletterSent to you
by e-mail

Simply enter your details and hit the send button
more info

Your name

e-mail address  


First Visit
Click Here




Amphibians
Bats
Beetles
Birds
Birds of Prey
Ladybirds
Dolphins
Butterflies
Caterpillars
Wildlife Rescue
Creepy-crawlies
Spiders
Gift Shop
Hedgehogs
Mammals

 


Beetles >  Ladybirds >  Inconspicuous Ladybirds > Bookmark and Share


Inconspicuous Ladybirds

     


Scientific name:  Clitostethus arcuatus

Size:  Up to 1.5mm

Distribution:  Found mainly in southern counties of England.

Months seen:  May to November

Food:  Whiteflies

Habitat: Glasshouses and sometimes around Ivy.

Special features:  Inconspicuous Ladybirds (Clitostethus arcuatus) vary in colour from light to dark brown.  On the wing casings there is a cream coloured mark resembling an archery bow, which is where this ladybird gets its scientific name "arcuatus".

When viewed under a hand lens, cream coloured hairs are visible all over the wing casings.  The legs and antennae are also cream coloured.

Inconspicuous ladybirds are found mainly in the warmer parts of Southern and Central Europe, but they've been introduced in other parts of the world as a method of pest control.  The larvae and adult ladybirds feed almost exclusively on the eggs, larvae, pupae and adults of whiteflies.

In the U.K. Inconspicuous ladybirds sometimes show up in glasshouses where the warmer temperature is similar to their native habitat.




Related Pages:




 


 

Contact  |  Links | Advertise | Terms of Use | Copyright 2010 by G. Bradley. All Rights Reserved