Taxonomy

Coccinella hieroglyphica | Hieroglyphic Ladybird

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Not assessed

Legal status

Not protected

Species Biology

Identification

Adult: 4mm to 5mm in length. Body is typically red with two black streaks running down the elytra and two large black spots towards the rear. The scutellary spot extends down the elytra. However, the ground colouration and pattern of the markings on the elytra can be very variable.  The pronotum is black with white rectangles front edges. The legs are black. 

Diet

Feeds on aphids

Habitat

Associated with heather dominated habitats

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Irish distribution

It appears to be widespread, but is uncommon

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2020

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How can you help

Please submit any sighting to Ladybird Survey

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