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British list of Coccinellidae, (Ladybirds)

There are around 47 species of Coccinellidae resident in Britain and Ireland. They are not all recorded on iSpot, yet. This list shows 47 species, those that can be found on iSpot are linked to the page showing all observations of the species selected.
The London and Essex Ladybird Surveys do say more, but if they are not recorded with NBN they are not listed here.
If you think I have missed any that are on the NBN gateway, or even the UK Ladybird list then please do let me know.

Order Coleoptera - Suborder Polyphag - Infraorder Cucujiformia - Superfamily Cucujoidea - Family Coccinellidae - Subfamily Coccinellinae
Adalia bipunctata ------------------------------------ 2 Spot
Adalia decempunctata ------------------------------- 10 Spot
Anatis ocellata --------------------------------------- Eyed
Anisosticta novemdecimpunctata --------------------- Water
Aphidecta obliterata ---------------------------------- Larch
Calvia quatuordecimguttata -------------------------- Cream Spotted
Chilocorus bipustulatus ------------------------------- Heather
Chilocorus renipustulatus ----------------------------- Kidney-spot
Clitostethus arcuatus -------------------------------- Inconspicuous
Coccidula rufa --------------------------------------- No common name (NCN)
Coccidula scutellata ---------------------------------- NCN
Coccinella hieroglyphica ------------------------------ Hieroglyphic
Coccinella magnifica ---------------------------------- Scarce 7 Spot
Coccinella quinquepunctata --------------------------- 5 Spot
Coccinella septempunctata --------------------------- 7 Spot
Coccinella undecimpunctata -------------------------- 11 Spot
Cryptolaemus montrouzieri --------------------------- NCN
Exochomus quadripustulatus -------------------------- Pine
Halyzia sedecimguttata ------------------------------- Orange
Harmonia axyridis ------------------------------------ Harlequin
Harmonia quadripunctata ----------------------------- Cream-streaked
Henosepilachna (Epilachna) argus --------------------- Bryony
Hippodamia (Hippodamia) tredecimpunctata ----------- 13 Spot
Hippodamia variegata --------------------------------- Adonis'
Hyperaspis pseudopustulatus -------------------------- NCN
Myrrha octodecimguttata ----------------------------- 18 Spot
Myzia oblongoguttata --------------------------------- Striped
Nephus bisignatus ------------------------------------- NCN - N.B. Thought to be extinct.
Nephus quadrimaculatus ------------------------------- NCN
Nephus redtenbacheri --------------------------------- NCN
Platynaspis luteorubra --------------------------------- NCN
Propylea quatuordecimpunctata ----------------------- 14 Spot
Psyllobora vigintiduopunctata -------------------------- 22 Spot
Rhyzobius chrysomeloides> ---------------------------- NCN
Rhyzobius litura --------------------------------------- NCN
Rhyzobius lopanthe ------------------------------------ NCN
Rodolia cardinalis -------------------------------------- Vedelia Beetle
Scymnus (Neopullus) haemorrhoidalis ------------------- NCN
Scymnus (Neopullus) limbatus -------------------------- NCN
Scymnus (Pullus) auritus ------------------------------- NCN
Scymnus (Pullus) suturalis ------------------------------ NCN
Scymnus (Scymnus) femoralis -------------------------- NCN
Scymnus (Scymnus) frontalis -------------------------- NCN
Scymnus (Scymnus) interruptus ------------------------ NCN
Scymnus (Scymnus) nigrinus --------------------------- NCN
Scymnus (Scymnus) rubromaculatus -------------------- NCN
Scymnus (Scymnus) schmidti --------------------------- NCN
Stethorus punctillum ----------------------------------- NCN
Subcoccinella vigintiquattuorpunctata ------------------ 24 Spot
Tytthaspis sedecimpunctata --------------------------- 16 Spot
Vibidia duodecimguttata-------------------------------- 12 Spot



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Wow, that must have taken some work! Thanks for doing this Mick.

Later this year it should be possible to do this sort of species list browsing on iSpot automatically (without Mick have to do so much typing!), but that's still a little way off so great to have this available now.

Entomologist and biological recorder

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British Ladybird List

Hi Martin,
Thanks for the show of appreciation.

Now on the subject of a Collembola key. If you remember I was asked if I would like to do one. Well yes I would, but after much deliberation I have to confess my knowledge of the finer details of Collembola physiology is not up to the task. However I am willing, and prepared to put up a list in the same fashion as done for the Ladybirds. In fact I do feel that I have been remiss in not getting back to you sooner on this subject, please accept my apologies...

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Some minor points: the Hyperasis in Britain is actually H. pseudopustulatus, not, as was previously thought, H. reppensis.

We also have Nephus bisignatus as a native species (though almost certainly extinct in Britain), and Rhyzobius lopanthe is now established in the southeast

Record your ladybird sightings!

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Hi Richard,
Thanks for the update/corrections, all done and dusted.