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
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.