2-spot ladybird (Adalia 2-punctata) River Cam

Size: 4 – 5mm
Basic colour: red or black
Pattern colour: black or red spots, spodges or grid-pattern
Number of spots: 0-16
Spot fusions: sometimes
Melanic (black) form: many and common

Pronotum: white with black spots, a black m-mark or mainly black
Leg colour: black
Habitat: very varied
Host plant: very varied
Overwintering: in houses, on bark
Food: aphids

Other notes: Very variable in pattern. The ladybird that most commonly overwinters in buildings.