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UK Nature  > Ladybirds  > Chilocorus renipustulatus

Scientific Name:   Chilocorus renipustulatus
Common Name:   Kidney-spot Ladybird

Chilocorus renipustulatus, more commonly known as the Kidney-spot Ladybird, has a black body with a large red spot on each wing casing and black legs. It is a very round ladybird with a domed shape in profile. The antennae and underside are orange.

The wing casings have a distinctly flattened flange all the way round. It is quite a small ladybird at about 4-5 mm and can be found, April to October, in well-wooded areas, often on deciduous trees, particularly sallows.

It is often found on trunks, branches and twigs, rather than leaves. It feeds on scale insects on the bark of trees and is fairly frequent in England and Wales, overwintering in sheltered positions near the base of trees.
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