Calvia quattuordecimguttata | Cream-spot Ladybird
Adult: 4mm to 5mm in length. Body is maroon-brown with 14 pale cream spots. The pronotum is the same maroon-brown colour but with small cream coloured 'commas' on the back edge. The legs are reddish-brown.
Larvae: have branched spines on the bumps bearing hairs.
Adult habitat & habits
Associated with trees
Feeds on aphids
Its distribution is holarctic, occurring in northern Europe, northern Asia and North America. It occurs across Britain but appears less common towards the north.
Widespread across Ireland
Records submitted to Data Centre in 2023
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How can you help
Submit any sights of this species to Ladybird Survey
Cream-spot ladybird species account from the Ladybirds of Ireland website
Cream-spot ladybird species account from UK Ladybird Survey website