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".
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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.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated February 2017

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