Saturday, May 31, 2008

16-Spotted Ladybug Halyzia 16-guttata

These sort of look like the Cream Spotted Ladybug.


Latin name: Halyzia 16-guttata

Size: Approximately 5.5mms

Distribution: Found in many parts of the U.K. Increasing in numbers, especially in England.

Months seen: April to October

Food: Mildew

Habitat: Woodland. Frequently found around sycamore trees

Special features: Bright yellow or orange in colour, with a translucent border to the wing casings and pronotum (bit between the head and wing casings). Usually features 16 creamy-white coloured spots, but there can be as few as 14 spots. It has an orange head, and legs, and the eyes are black.

The info and pictures can be found here. Just do a search on them there and you'll find them.


Adri 15 years old said...

This is an interesting blog you have :) When/how did you get interested in insects?

Brittanie said...

Thanks alot! I was always interested in insects. Ever since I was 5. It was just something that happened.

Don't know how though.