14 Spot Ladybird (Propylea 14-punctate)

Propylea 14-punctata is entomophagous feeding on aphids, Aleyrodidae , Coccoidea, and on larvae and eggs of some beetles and butterflies. A female lays about 400 eggs. This is necessary as there is often a high mortality among the larvae. The beetles overwinter twice.

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Propylea 14-punctata

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2 Responses to 14 Spot Ladybird (Propylea 14-punctate)

  1. Anne says:

    What an interesting livery they sport.

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