11-spot ladybird (Coccinella 11-punctata)

11-spot ladybird (Coccinella 11-punctata)

 

Size: 4 - 5mm
Basic colour: red
Pattern colour: black spots
Number of spots: 7-11
Spot fusions: not common
Melanic (black) form: no

Pronotum: black with anterior-lateral white marks
Leg colour: black
Habitat: varied, but particularly dune systems
Host plant: various
Overwintering: plant litter
Food: aphids

Other notes: Black spots occasionally surrounded by a thin yellow ring.