Heather Ladybird Chilocorus bipustulatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
This is a relatively small ladybird and easily mistaken for Pine Ladybird at a glance. Although quite common at Budby South Forest, part of the Sherwood Forest NNR, the Heather Ladybird is not always an easy find and in our experience is more often found on the trunks of trees, than actually on Heather. Measuring around 4mm in length, this species is dome-shaped and appears largely restricted in the county to areas of heathland.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Chilocorus bipustulatus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Sean Browne.

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 January 2022

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