Adonis' Ladybird Hippodamia variegata
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A red and black ladybird 4-5mm long. The black markings on the elytra are very variable, but the pattern on the pronotum is distinctive.
This aphid predator is scarce and restricted mainly to dry sandy places, in particular to heathlands and the coast. Widespread scattered records around southern Britain. This species is an aphid predator
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