Pine Ladybird Exochomus quadripustulatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
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Normally (but seemingly not totally restricted to) found in woodland areas with an abundance of Pine Trees, this individual was actually found near the back door of a Tuxford Farm, well away from any Pines. It is common UK species, often found on the trunks and branches of Scots Pine and is probably well distributed throughout Nottinghamshire and often common where it occurs.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Exochomus quadripustulatus
 
 
 
 
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. Wil Heeney. Keith and Belinda Lugg. Tim Sexton. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). 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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