Adonis Ladybird

Hippodamia variegata


Over all length 4 - 5mm. The elytra are red with seven to nine black spots (can be very variable with more or fewer spots) and two white spots. The pronotum is black edged with white and with two white spots.


Can be found on low vegetation where the adults and larvae feed on aphids.

Status and distribution

Mainly concentrated in the south and east, thinning our to the west and north and infrequent in Scotland. Well distributed in Nottinghamshire and can be quite common. Found once at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

May to September.