Fig 1
DESCRIPTION: Up to 5mm. A small ladybird with a maroon-brown body colour that has 14 creamy-white spots. 6 of the spots form a cross-line across the elytra. The legs are brown. BEHAVIOUR: Overwinters in leaf litter and bark crevices. DISTRIBUTION: Common throughout in Britain. HABITAT: Usually seen on the leaves of a variety of deciduous trees and shrubs. PERIOD: On the wing spring to summer but can be found anytime of the year.

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