Adonis Ladybird Hippodamia variegata (Goeze, 1777)
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The Adonis Ladybird is a small (4-5mm long) ladybird and fairly common in the Mansfield/Sherwood Forest NNR and Eakring areas. It has apparently increased in abundance in recent years and favours well drained soils. The number of spots apparently ranges from 3-15, although out of the many we have found - most had six well defined spots towards the rear of the elytra.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Hippodamia variegata
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Tim Sexton. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Netherfield Wildlife Group. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Wil Heeney.

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Updated February 2017

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