Adonis ladybird (Adonia variegata)

Adonis ladybird (Adonia variegata)

 

Size: 4 - 5mm
Basic colour: red
Pattern colour: black spots
Number of spots: 3-15
Spot fusions: common
Melanic (black) form: no

Pronotum: white with black pattern
Leg colour: black
Habitat: herbage and shrub layers on well drained soils
Host plant: various
Overwintering: in leaf litter or on low plants
Food: aphids

Other notes: Increasing in abundance in recent years.