Striped ladybird (Myzia oblongoguttata)

Striped ladybird (Myzia oblongoguttata)

 

Striped ladybird (Myzia oblongoguttata)
Size: 6 - 8mm
Basic colour: chestnut
Pattern colour: cream stripes and spots
Number of spots: 0-15
Spot fusions: common
Melanic (black) form: rare

Pronotum: white with chestnu m-mark of trapezium
Leg colour: brown
Habitat: Scots pine woodland
Host plant: Scots pine
Overwintering: Unknown
Food: aphids

Other notes: Commonest on mature Scots pine trees. Preferred prey are the large brown aphids of the genus Cinara.