Guernsey Wildlife


Guernsey - Channel Islands


 

 

Ladybirds of Guernsey

Ladybirds are one of the more easily recognised insects which most people seem to know, but they only know one or two, most likely the 7-spot and Harlequin.


There are actually 29 species known from Guernsey, I have so far found 21 of them, photo's shown below, ordered alphabetically by scientific name.


Adalia bipunctata - 2 Spot Ladybird
Adalia decempunctata - 10 Spot Ladybird
Anisosticta novemdecimpunctata - Water Ladybird
Chilocorus bipustulatus - Heather Ladybird
Chilocorus renipustulatus - Kidney-spot Ladybird
Coccidula rufa - Red Marsh Ladybird (no photo yet)
Coccinella magnifica - Scarce 7 spot Ladybird
Coccinella quinquepunctata - 5 Spot Ladybird (no photo yet)
Coccinella septempunctata - 7 Spot Ladybird
Coccinella undecimpunctata - 11 Spot ladybird
Cryptolaemus montrouzieri - Mealybug Ladybird or Mealybug Destroyer (no photo yet)
Exochomus nigromaculatus - Black Mealybug Predator (no photo yet)
Exochomus quadripustulatus - Pine Ladybird
Halyzia sedecimguttata - Orange Ladybird
Harmonia axyridis - Harlequin Ladybird
Hippodamia tredecimpunctata - 13-Spot Ladybird (no photo yet)
Hippodamia variegata - Adonis Ladybird
Myrrha octodecimguttata - 18 Spot Ladybird
Platynaspis luteorubra - Ant-nest Ladybird (no photo yet)
Propylea quattuordecimpunctata - 14 Spot Ladybird
Psyllobora vigintiduopunctata - 22 Spot Ladybird
Rhyzobius litura - Pointed-keeled Ryhzobius
Rhyzobius lophanthae - Red-headed Rhyzobius
Scymnus auritus - Oak Scymnus (no photo yet)
Scymnus frontalis - Angle-Spotted Scymnus
Scymnus haemorrhoidalis - Red-rumped Scymnus
Scymnus interruptus - Red-flanked Scymnus
Subcoccinella vigintiquattuorpunctata - 24 Spot Ladybird
Tytthaspis sedecimpunctata - 16 Spot Ladybird



 

Adelia bipunctata - 2 Spot Ladybird

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 10-spot Ladybird - Adalia decempunctata - a highly variable species


10-spot Ladybird - Adalia decempunctata - forma guttatopunctata


 10-spot Ladybird - Adalia decempunctata - forma bimaculata

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Water Ladybird - Anisosticta novemdecimpunctata

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Heather Ladybird - Chilocorus bipustulatus

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Kidney-spot Ladybird - Chilocorus renipustulatus

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Scarce 7-spot Ladybird - Coccinella magnifica (note white spots on underside and large central spots)

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7-spot Ladybird - Coccinella 7-punctata

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11 Spot Ladybird - Coccinella undecimpunctata

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Exochomus quadripustulatus - Pine Ladybird

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Orange Ladybird - Halyzia sedecimguttata

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Harlequin - Harmonia axyridis

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Adonis Ladybird - Hippodamia variegata

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Myrrha octodecimguttata - 18 Spot Ladybird

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14-spot Ladybird - Propylea quattuordecimpunctata

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22-spot Ladybird - Psyllobora vigintiduopunctata

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Scymnus frontalis

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Rhyzobius litura

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Rhyzobius lophanthae

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Scymnus haemorrhoidalis

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Scymnus interruptus

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24-spot Ladybird - Subcoccinella vigintiquattuorpunctata

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16-spot Ladybird - Tytthaspis sedecimpunctata

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