Hieroglyphic Ladybird Coccinella hieroglyphica (Linnaeus, 1758)
This is without doubt, Nottinghamshire's rarest Ladybird. The NBN Gateway lists the most recent records as Clumber Park (1981) Clipstone Heath (1987) and Budby South Forest (1989). However, the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust hold three records from Rainworth Heath SSSI in 2007 and 2011. On the basis of this information, we conducted specific searches for the Hieroglyphic Ladybird in conjunction with two work experience parties and the NWT, in late July 2014. We eventually found three adults of the melanic (commonest) form, by sweeping foliage, finding all three in a small area of wet heath.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Coccinella hieroglyphica
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - NBN Gateway. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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 2016

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