Orange Ladybird

Halyzia sedecimguttata


Over all length 4.5 - 6mm.  This species is orange with fourteen or sixteen white spots, a yellow head and yellow marks on the pronotum. The whole carapace has a strangely transparent look when the edges are looked at.


This species feeds on mildew and is most commonly associated with Ash, Sycamore and Hawthorn.

Status and distribution

It is common and widespread throughout Britain, though slightly less so further north in Scotland. It is common in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

April to October.