Taxonomy

Calvia quattuordecimguttata | Cream-spot Ladybird

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Not assessed

Legal status

Not protected

Species Biology

Identification

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

Diet

Feeds on aphids

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Its distribution is holarctic, occurring in northern Europe, northern Asia and North America. It occurs across Britain but appears less common towards the north. 

Irish distribution

Widespread across Ireland

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2020

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How can you help

Submit any sights of this species to Ladybird Survey

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