Nephus quadrimaculatus (Herbst, 1783)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Cucujoidea > Coccinellidae > Nephus > Nephus quadrimaculatus

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Nephus quadrimaculatus
Nephus quadrimaculatus

Description

Length: 1.5-2mm.  Basic colour: black.  Pattern: two pairs of reddish-brown kidney-shaped spots, the front pair being larger than the rear pair.  Number of spots: 4. Pronotum: black.  Head colour: black.  Leg colour: brown.  Other features: hairy; abdomen has a reddish-brown tip.

Biology

Habitats: gardens, woodlands; habitats where Ivy is prevalent. Host plants: Ivy. Food: scale insects. Overwintering sites: Ivy.

Distribution (may take a minute to appear)