Water Ladybird Anisosticta novemdecimpunctata (Linnaeus, 1758)
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A small species which is found on Bulrush and Rushes growing around lakes and rivers etc. We searched for this species for several years, before finding it in numbers at Eakring Flash in July 2009. The Winter is spent in the hollow stems of Bulrush or between a leaf and the stem. The adults are a light buff colour from July onwards, until becoming flushed with red by the Spring months. Possibly quite uncommon in Nottinghamshire, but also likely to be an under-recorded species.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Anisosticta novemdecimpunctata
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Bob Merritt. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Wil Heeney. Tim Sexton. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Charlie Barnes. Rob Johnson. Brian Wetton.

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Updated November 2022

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