2-spot Ladybird Adalia bipunctata (Linnaeus, 1758)
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The 2-spot Ladybird was once one of our commonest UK Ladybirds and with the much larger 7-spot Ladybird, was a familiar sight in most gardens. Although the 7-spot Ladybird still remains abundant, the Harlequin Ladybird is now probably our second most common and the 2-spot (like many other Ladybirds) shows fluctuations in population levels, with numbers tending to increase or build up every five years or so. The upper four pictures show the typical form but spots may be extended or multiplied and the areas of black can become extended to show a black ladybird with red spots. ....
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Adalia bipunctata
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Allan and Annette Binding. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). Wil Heeney. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Nottingham City Council. Sean Tobin. Darren Matthews. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Liam Andrews.

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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