Rear-spot Ladybird Nephus bisignatus
Other names: 2-spot Nephus, Two-spotted Nephus
A former south coast resident, probably now extinct.
Identification Length 1.5-2.0mm
A black species with a red spot on the rear of each wing case. Resembles Nordic Ladybird, although the two species occur in different habitats.
A species found in trees and woodland and possibly has an association with Leyland Cypress.
Last recorded at Rye Harbour, E. Sussex, in May 1996.
Old records from Deal, Kent and Pevensey Bay, E. Sussex.
This is a widespread species on the continent, so it may reoccur as a migrant or established resident population.