Larch Ladybird Aphidecta obliterata (Linnaeus, 1758)
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It took us several years of searching to finally find this small Ladybird, but we eventually found two adults by sweeping one particular branch of Larch at Budby South Forest in July 2010. We thought that Larch Ladybird may possibly be more widespread in Pine plantations across Nottinghamshire, but our own experience suggests not and that it only prefers stands of Larch. It was some years before we looked for this species again, but immediately found eight adults by beating a low branch of Larch at Haywood Oaks in May 2015. Length 4mm.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Aphidecta obliterata
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - 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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