Kidney-spot ladybird (Chilocorus renipustulatus)

Kidney-spot ladybird (Chilocorus renipustulatus)

 

Kidney-spot ladybird (Chilocorus renipustulatus)
Size: 4 - 5mm
Basic colour: black
Pattern colour: red spots
Number of spots: 2
Spot fusions: none
Melanic (black) form: N/A

Pronotum: black
Leg colour: black
Habitat: deciduous woodland
Host plant: various deciduous trees, particularly sallows
Overwintering: in sheltered positions on deciduous trees, usually near base
Food: coccids

Other notes: A very round ladybird with a domed shape. Often found on trunks, branches and twigs rather than leaves.