Sunday, 27 May 2007

Fourteen Spotted Ladybird (Propylea 14-punctata)

Adult Fourteen Spotted Ladybird (Propylea 14-punctata) at Geddington, Northants - May 2011

OTHER NAMES: 14-spotted Ladybird
Length: 3.5-4.5mm 
UK Status: Not Evaluated IUCN Red List: Not Yet Evaluated

A common species, but not necessarily one that will be noticed as much as others due to its small size and less obvious colours. Care should be taken to differentiate it from the similarly sized and coloured 16-spot and 22-spot ladybirds, although the 14-spot does seem to be the most common of the yellow ladybirds.

Related Species:
Order:
Coleoptera
Family: Coccinellidae
Genus: Propylea
SUBSPECIES: None - monotypic

- Sighting Locations -
UNITED KINGDOM A common resident species which is seen in Summer
 - Seen in Geddington and various other sites

Further Notes: RSPB, WikipediaBirdGuides, BirdForum Opus, Arkive, IUCN Red List

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