14-spot Ladybird

Propylea quattuordecimpunctata


Over all length 3.5 - 4.5mm. Can be yellow or creamy with a variable pattern of black spots.


Can turn up almost anywhere searching for aphids to eat, which are the main food of adults and larvae.

Status and distribution

Common and widespread in England and Wales, less so in Scotland. Common in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

May to September.