Cream-spot ladybird (Calvia 14-guttata)

Cream-spot ladybird (Calvia 14-guttata)

 

Cream-spot ladybird (Calvia 14-guttata)
Size: 4 - 5mm
Basic colour: maroon-brown
Pattern colour: cream spots
Number of spots: 14
Spot fusions: very rare
Melanic (black) form: very rare

Pronotum: maroon with lateral posterior off-white marks
Leg colour: brown
Habitat: hedgerows and deciduous trees
Host plant: various deciduous trees and shrubs
Overwintering: plant litter, bark crevices, beech nuts
Food: aphids and psyllids

Other notes: Six of the spots form a line across the wing cases.