Ladybird names


The table below lists some thirty 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 some but not all of the “inconspicuous” ones, e.g. the Oak scymnus which may not be immediately recognised as a ladybirds. 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. The current knowledge of ladybird distributions is probably best described as “data deficient”.

2-spot ladybirdAdalia bipunctata4 - 5 mm
7-spot ladybirdCoccinella septempunctata5 - 8
10-spot ladybirdAdalia decempunctata3-5 - 4.5 mm
11-spot ladybirdCoccinella undecimpunctata4 - 5 mm
(12-spot ladybird)(Vibidia duodecimguttata)
13-spot ladybirdHippodamia tredecimpunctata5 - 7 mm
14_spot ladybirdPropylea quattuordecimpunctata3-5 - 4.5 mm
18_spot ladybirdMyrrha octodecimguttata4 - 5 mm mm
22-spot ladybirdPsyllobora vigintiduopunctata3 - 4 mm
24-spot ladybirdSubcoccinella vigintiquattuorpunctata3 - 4 mm
Bryony ladybirdHenosepilachna argus5 - 7 mm
Cream-spot ladybirdCalvia quattuordecimguttata4 - 5 mm
Cream-streaked ladybirdHarmonia quadripunctata5 - 6 mm
Eyed ladybirdAnatis ocellata7 - 8.5 mm
Harlequin ladybirdHarmonia axyridis5 - 8 mm
Heather ladybirdChilocorus bipustulatus3 - 4 mm
Hieroglyphic ladybirdCoccinella hieroglyphica4 - 5 mm
Kidney-spot ladybirdChilocorus renipustulatus4 - 5 mm
Larch ladybirdAphidecta obliterata4 - 5 mm
Oak scymnusScymnus auritus2 - 2.3 mm
Orange ladybirdHalyzia sedecimguttata 4.5 - 6 mm
Pine ladybirdExochomus quadripustulatus3 - 4.5 mm
Pine scynmnusScymnus suturalis1.5 - 2 mm
Pointed-keeled rhyzobiusRhyzobius litura 2.5 - 3 mm
Red-marsh ladybirdCoccidula rufa2.5 - 3 mm
Red-patched nephusNephus redtenbacheri1.3 - 2.3 mm
Striped ladybirdMyzia oblongoguttata6 - 8 mm
(Water ladybird)(Anisosticta novemdecimpunctata)4 mm