Taxonomy

Coccinella undecimpunctata | 11-spot Ladybird

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Not assessed

Legal status

Not protected

Species Biology

Identification

Adult: 4mm to5mm in length. Body is red with 11 black spots. Scutellum is white and bordered by small white triangles. The pronotum is black with white squares on the front edge and a thin border on the side. Legs are black. 

Preferred environment

Seems to have a preference for dry sites, such as dunes and quarries

Diet

Feeds on aphids

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Irish distribution

Is found around the coast and along river valleys, particularly in the north of Ireland

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2019

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How can you help

Please submit any sightings of this species to Ladybird Survey

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