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Yellow-spot Ladybird  Coccinula quattuordecimpustulata

Thirty one letters in the scientific name! This is why all ladybirds need an English vernacular name.

This species is on the British list but I have no further details.

Identification        Length  3.0-4.0mm

Black with yellow spots.

Pronotum pattern similar to 14-spot Ladybird, mostly black with a wavy edged white front section.

The yellow and black colour on the wing cases is also similar to 14-spot, although the pattern is reversed with yellow spots on a black background. This resembles some 10-spot Ladybirds of the form decempustulatata, except it has four round spots on each side of the central line.


A photograph of this species can be found on the German website

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