Heather ladybird (Chilocorus 2-pustulatus)

Heather ladybird (Chilocorus 2-pustulatus)

 

Heather ladybird (Chilocorus 2-pustulatus)
Size: 3 - 4mm
Basic colour: black
Pattern colour: red spots
Number of spots: 2-6
Spot fusions: sometimes
Melanic (black) form: N/A

Pronotum: black
Leg colour: black
Habitat: heather heathland, conifer scrub
Host plant: various heathers, occasionally trees
Overwintering: in litter or in bark crevices
Food: coccids

Other notes: A round ladybird with a domed shape. Spots are small and form a short bar across the centre of the wing cases.