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Coleoptera (Clitostethus arcuatus (Rossi 1794))

Observed: 14th March 2010 By: MickETalbotMickETalbot’s reputation in InvertebratesMickETalbot’s reputation in InvertebratesMickETalbot’s reputation in InvertebratesMickETalbot’s reputation in InvertebratesMickETalbot’s reputation in Invertebrates
Coleoptera Clitostethus arcuatus b
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GrizzledBadger's picture

What an interesting Ladybird!

What an interesting Ladybird! Certainly stands out from the crowd.

Brock

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Interesting, yes. Commonly

Interesting, yes. Commonly referred to as the inconspicuous ladybird, not any more, :))

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Clitostethus

One of our rarest (or most overlooked) species.

Richard Jones

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Found once whilst tapping

Found once whilst tapping Honeysuckle, twice from Ivy. Both finds in a very damp woodland marsh.

GrizzledBadger's picture

Are they predatory or a

Are they predatory or a fungus ( mildew ) feeder?

Brock

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Predatory

On: White fly. all stages. Apparently in the southern counties it is associated with green houses, and only occasionally found on Ivy. Reference UK Safari, (only the image is mine).