Taxonomy

Chilocorus renipustulatus | Kidney-spot Ladybird

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Not assessed

Legal status

Not protected

First reported in the wild

This species was first recorded in the outskirts of Cork city on 19th September, 2012.

Species Biology

Identification

Adult: 4mm to 5mm in length. The elytra is shiny black with two large red spots. It is flattened at the edge to form a distinct rim. The pronotum, head and legs are black.

Diet

Feeds on aphids

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Irish distribution

It is known only from a handful of site around Cork city 

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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