24-spot ladybird (Subcoccinella 24-punctata)

24 spot Ladybird (St Davids , Wales)

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24-spot ladybird (Subcoccinella 24-punctata)

Size: 3 – 4mm
Basic colour: russet
Pattern colour: black spots
Number of spots: 0-26
Spot fusions: common
Melanic (black) form: rare

Pronotum: russet with black spots
Leg colour: russet
Habitat: grassland, meadow
Host plant: various grasses and low growing plants
Overwintering: low herbage, grass tussocks
Food: leaves

Other notes: Wing cases covered in fine hairs (visible with hand lens).

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