Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Bryony ladybird (Henosepilachna argus)

Adult Bryony Ladybird (Henosepilachna argus) at Laguna Campillo, Spain - April 2016

Local Name (Spain): ?
Length: 5-7mm
UK Status: Not Evaluated IUCN Red List: Not Yet Evaluated

The Bryony Ladybird is a species of ladybird that is specialised to specific species of plants - a vegetarian species which feeds on the leaves of bryony plants as well as melons, gourds, cucumbers marrows and so on.   While in the the UK it is limited around London for the most part.  This individual however was seen in Spain where it is a more common species.

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

 - Sighting Locations -
SPAIN - A widespread resident
 - MADRID 2016 TRIP: A single individual at Laguna Campillo

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

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