Friday, 15 June 2007

Cream-spot Ladybird (Calvia quatuordecimguttata)

Adult Cream-spot Ladybird (Calvia quatuordecimguttata) at Geddington, Northants - May 2011

OTHER NAMES: Fourteenspotted Lady beetle, Cream-spotted Ladybug
Length: 3.5-5.5mm 
UK Status: Not Evaluated IUCN Red List: Not Yet Evaluated

Like many ladybirds, the cream-spot ladybird is very much what it says on the tin - cream spots on a toffee coloured body. It is apparently found in hedgerows and deciduous trees. Less common than the regular yellow and red ladybirds.

Related Species:
Family: Coccinellidae
Genus: Calvia
SUBSPECIES: None - monotypic

- Sighting Locations -
UNITED KINGDOM A resident species which is seen in Summer
 - Seen in Geddington 

Further Notes: RSPB, Wikipedia, BirdGuides, BirdForum Opus, Arkive, IUCN Red List

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