What is a ladybird?
BBC Breathing Places
4.5 - 6mm
Number of spots:
Melanic (black) form:
deciduous trees, particularly sycamore and ash
leaf litter or in sheltered positions on trees
Considered an indicator of ancient woodland until 1987. Has become widespread since it became common on sycamore trees. Recently has also moved onto ash trees and appears to be increasing in abundance. It is attracted to light and is often found in moth-traps. Rarely breeds before mid-June.