Cream-spot ladybird Calvia quattuordecimguttata (Linnaeus, 1758)
A fairly common species in the area and appropriately named due to the cream spots on a distinctive brown background. Like many Ladybirds, the Cream-spot is is an aphid-eater. It is generally tree-dwelling, but can occasionally be found (like the one pictured) on low-growing plants. It is also frequently attracted to MV light-traps. It is often found in the same situation as the Orange Ladybird, but in far fewer numbers.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Calvia quattuordecimguttata
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Pauline Bradford. Wil Heeney. Tim Sexton. Darren Matthews. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records).

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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