Taxonomy

Myzia oblongoguttata | Striped Ladybird

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Not assessed

Legal status

Not protected

Species Biology

Identification

Adult: 6mm to 8mm in length. Body is orange brown with 13 place cream streaks and spots. The scutellum is cream-coloured and bordered by small cream triangles. The pronotum is largely white or cream with an orange-brown central band, often bordered by darker bands.  The legs are brown. 

Diet

Feeds on aphids

Habitat

Is associated with old coniferous woodland, particularly where there are mature Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris)

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Irish distribution

There are significant gaps in our knowledge of its true distribution in Ireland

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2020

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How can you help

Please submit sightings of this species to Ladybird Survey

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