Kidney-spot ladybird Chilocorus renipustulatus (Scriba, 1791)
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Another arboreal species and usually easily found on the trunks of smooth-barked trees such as Ash, Sallow and occasionally Beech. It has only two red spots which are sometimes indented to give a characteristic kidney shape, but this feature is variable. About 4-5mm in length, it is more domed, rounded (when viewed from above) and females are only slightly larger than Pine Ladybird and Heather Ladybird.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Chilocorus renipustulatus
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Pauline Bradford. Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Netherfield Wildlife Group. Meg Skinner. NBGRC.

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 2020

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