Cream-spot Ladybird Calvia 14-guttata

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Size 4 - 5 mm

Phenology April to October.

Description A ladybird with maroon-brown casing with 14 creamy white spots. It has brown legs.A 5mm long orange-brown ladybird with white spots arranged in neat rows across the back. The larvae feed on aphids.

Life Cycle It feeds on aphids and psyllids and is found on leaves and shrubs amongst hedgerows. It overwinters in plant litter, bark crevices and Beech nuts.

Habitat Locally common throughout Britain Hedgerows and deciduous trees.


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