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Unusual Ladybird

Observed: 17th April 2011 By: Captain CookCaptain Cook’s reputation in Invertebrates
April 11 010b

approx 5mm long. Has wings inside hard case. I don't know what it had been feeding on.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Common name .....

14-spot Ladybird

Howardian Local Nature Reserve

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Scientific name

EOL lists the spelling with one t as correct and that with two ts as a mis-spelling.

Presumably one t is who Linnaeus had it when the species was described.

David Howdon

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A great man, but would not have got an A* for his GCSE Latin...


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Majority opinion

seems to be that correct spelling trumps Linnaeus.

David Howdon