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                                       `        LADYBIRDS FOUND IN IRELAND 

    The table below lists more than twenty ladybird species from the family Coccinellidae that have been reported over
    the years from Ireland. The names, both scientific and common, are taken from *Roy and Brown (2018).These include
    both the "conspicuous" species, e.g. the 7-spot ladybird and "inconspicuous" ones, e.g. the Oak scymnus, which
    may not be immediately recognised as a ladybird. Some species on the list may be occasional migrants or vagrants or
    have been accidentally brought to Ireland. There are old single records for the Water and the '12-spot' ladybirds from
    Ireland. The current knowledge of ladybird distributions is probably best described as "data deficient".

 

COMMON NAME SCIENTIFIC NAME ADULT LENGTH/mm
2-spot ladybird Adalia bipunctata 4-5
7-spot ladybird Coccinella septempunctata 5-8
10-spot ladybird Adalia decempunctata 3.5-4.5
11-spot ladybird Coccinella undecimpunctata 4-5
13-spot ladybird Hippodamia tredecimpunctata 5-7
14-spot ladybird Propylea quattordecimpunctata 3.5-4.5
18-spot ladybird Myrrha octodecimguttata 4-5
22-spot ladybird Psyllobora vigintduopunctata 3-4
(24-spot ladybird) (Subcoccinella vigintquattuorpunctata) 3-4
Cream-spot ladybird Calvia quattourdecimguttata 4-5
Cream-streaked ladybird Harmonia quadripunctata 5-6
Eyed ladybird Anatis ocellata 7-8.5
Harlequin ladybird Harmonia axyridis 5-8
Heather ladybird Chilocorus bipustulatus 3-4
Hieroglyphic ladybird Coccinella hieroglyphica 4-5
Kidney-spot ladybird Chiolocorus renipustulatus 4-5
Larch ladybird Aphidecta obliterata 4-5
Oak scymnus Scymnus auritus 2-2.3
Orange ladybird Halyzia semiguttata 4.5-6
Pointed-keeled ladybird Rhyzobius litura 2.5-3
Pine ladybird Exochomus quadripustulatus 3-4.5
Pine scymnus Scymnus suturalis 1.5-2
Red-marsh ladybird Coccidula rufa 2.5-3
Red-patched nephus Nephus redtenbacheri 1.3-2.3
Striped ladybird Myzia oblongoguttata 6-8
(Water ladybird) (Anisosticta novemdecimpunctata) 4
('12-spot ladybird') (Vibidia duodecimguttata) ~4
     

                                                                             *Helen Roy & Peter Brown (2018) Field Guide to the Ladybirds of Great Britain and Ireland

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