Taxonomy

Subcoccinella vigintiquattuorpunctata | 24-spot Ladybird

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Not assessed

Legal status

Not protected

Species Biology

Identification

Adult: 3mm to 4mm in length. Body deep red with 24 black spots. The elytra is covered with fine dense hairs that are visible with a small hand lens. The pronotum is the same deep red as the elytra, and it also has fine hairs. 

Diet

Feeds on leaves of herbaceous plants

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Irish distribution

There is only one historic record of 24-spot Ladybird from the island of Ireland. It was found on cliffs along the Antrim coast in 1902.

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2020

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How can you help

Please submit any sightings of this species to Ladybird Survey

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