Taxonomy

Halyzia sedecimguttata | Orange Ladybird

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Not assessed

Legal status

Not protected

Species Biology

Identification

Adult: 4.5mm to 6mm in length. The body is bright orange with 16 cream-coloured spots, with an almost transparent rim around the edge of the elytra. The pronotum is also bright orange with cream edges at the front and back. The legs are orange. 

Diet

Feeds on mildew, leaves of deciduous trees, honeydew and small aphids 

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Irish distribution

Widespread but has been more frequently recorded in the east of the country

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2020

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How can you help

Please submit any sighting of this species to Ladybird Survey

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