11-spot Ladybird Coccinella undecimpunctata (Linnaeus, 1758)
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Quite a scarce ladybird across the UK, with a distinct preference for coastal habitats although can be found on heathland, but as it is a migratory species, it can occasionally turn up unexpectedly. It's size (coupled by it's oval shape) means this species is very similar to the Adonis Ladybird, both of which are shown in the lower right photograph. The 11-spot Ladybird is the right of the two and is slightly larger, darker red than most Adonis, but also has a different pronotum pattern - this being almost entirely black, but having the appearance of two white "false eyes".
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Coccinella undecimpunctata
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Tim Sexton. Charlie Barnes. NBGRC. Peter Smith. Mark Tyler. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Brian Wetton.

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Updated November 2022

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