Coccidula scutellata (Herbst, 1783)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Cucujoidea > Coccinellidae > Coccidula > Coccidula scutellata

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Coccidula scutellata

Description

Length: 2.5 - 3mm. Basic colour: reddish-brown.  Pattern: five black spots. Number of spots: 5. Pronotum: reddish-brown, narrower than elytra.  Head colour: reddish-brown.  Leg colour:  reddish-brown.  Other features: hairy; elongate (oblong with parallel sides) and dorsoventrally flattened; long antennae.

Biology

Habitats: marshes, riversides, pondsides. Host plants: Reedmace, Reed, rushes. Food: aphids. Overwintering sites: leaf sheaths of Reedmace and Reed.

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