Platynaspis luteorubra (Goeze, 1777)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Cucujoidea > Coccinellidae > Platynaspis > Platynaspis luteorubra

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Platynaspis luteorubra

Description

Length: 2.5-3.5mm.  Basic colour: black.  Pattern: four orangey-red spots.  Number of spots: 4. Pronotum: black with cream anterior margin.  Head colour: black and red.  Leg colour: reddish-brown with black femora.  Other features: hairy; tibia broad, paddle-shaped; head pale (male), black (female).

Biology

Habitats: dry, sandy and chalky habitats occupied by ants. Host plants: low-growing vegetation in association with ants. Food: aphids. Overwintering sites: unknown.

Articles

Alexander, K.N.A. (2002). Platynaspis luteorubra (Goeze) rediscovered in Cornwall. The Coleopterist 11(3): 76.

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