Myzia oblongoguttata L.

Striped ladybird
© Roy Anderson
 
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Distribution

Britain:

Widespread but local with clusters of records in southern England and highland Scotland.

Ireland:

Recorded from five counties by Johnson & Halbert (1902).  Probably widespread but very local.

Ecology

Associated with pineand seemingly restricted to mature trees in areas of older woodland in Ireland.  The larvae are distinctive because of the very long pro-legs.

Variation

None noted but the number and length of the pale streaks is said to vary.