Orange Ladybird Halyzia sedecimguttata (Linnaeus, 1758)
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A fairly large species, the Orange Ladybird is mycetophagous (fungus eating) and lives on the mildews of various trees. This individual was found on Sycamore. It has been found to be a common ladybird and particularly favours large leaved trees like Sycamore. This is also one ladybird which is likely to be found during the Winter/early Spring months, when the weather is still cool, as we occasionally used to come across large numbers huddled together on the trunks of Beech trees, but it is currently less common now than a decade ago.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Halyzia sedecimguttata
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Meg Skinner. Wil Heeney. Pauline Bradford. NBGRC. Howard Williams. Sean Tobin. Natural England - Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI & Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI, Nottinghamshire Saproxylic invertebrate survey, Natural England Field Unit, April-October 2018. David Shaw. ber Park SSSI Saproxylic Invertebrate Survey - A report to Natural England by EMEC Ecology 2019. Tom Shields. Brian Wetton.

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Updated November 2022

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