Taxonomy

Hippodamia (Hippodamia) tredecimpunctata | 13-spot Ladybird

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Not assessed

Legal status

Not protected

Species Biology

Identification

Adult: 5mm to 7mm in lenght. Body is red with 13 black spots on the elytra. The pronotum is white suffused with yellow, and has a distinctive, almost rectangular black mark in the centre. The legs are bi-coloured black and orange-reddish. 

Diet

Feeds on aphids

Habitat

Occurs in wetlands

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Irish distribution

Found in the midlands of Ireland

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2020

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How can you help

Submit any sightings of this species to Ladybird Survey

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