|18-spot Ladybird Myrrha octodecimguttata|
|Although a pretty widespread ladybird in Nottinghamshire, this 18-spot Ladybird was an unexpected find at Haywood Oaks on August 15th 2006. The 18-spot Ladybird is a fairly small species and a tree dweller, showing a preference for the tops of Scots Pines. The background colouration is a rich brown (Cream-spot Ladybird is darker and a larger insect) ID can be clinched by the rounded 'M' mark on the Pronotum. Our second record was not to come until April 2010, when we beat one from a Pine on Budby South Forest, which was the first Sherwood Forest record, since hostorical times.|
|UK distribution of Myrrha octodecimguttata|
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