Pine ladybird larva

Pine ladybird larva

Observation - Pine ladybird larva - UK and Ireland. Description: Pine ladybird larvae are fairly common but quite elusive. They almost exclusively eat wax-producing scale insects and adelgids, particularly the Horse Chestnut Scale Insect (Pulvinaria regalis). Consequently they're often covered in wax, as in pic 4. Gene

Pine ladybird larvae are fairly common but quite elusive. They almost exclusively eat wax-producing scale insects and adelgids, particularly the Horse Chestnut Scale Insect (Pulvinaria regalis). Consequently they're often covered in wax, as in pic 4. Generally, the body is dark grey, with black spines, and a single flash of orange on each side