Calvia quatuordecimguttata

<I>Calvia quatuordecimguttata</I> (Linné, 1758)

Cream-spot ladybird

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Morphology

Medium-sized, this russet ladybird with seven light-colored spots, one of them at the base (formation 1-3-2-1) on each elytron, which can fuse or disappear.
Antennae distinctly shorter than breadth of the head and club more compact.

Diet

It feeds on aphids and Psylla but also on Acari.

Habita

This ladybird species is arboreal. It is almost exclusively associated with broadleaves and various fruit trees such as apple, pear or plum

Modification date : 07 February 2023 | Publication date : 21 February 2011 | Redactor : Evelyne Turpeau, Maurice Hullé, Bernard Chaubet