Exochomus nigromaculatus

<I>Exochomus nigromaculatus </i> (Goeze, 1777)

Morphology

This ladybird is easily recognizable, with its round shape and black color. The head is prolonged forwards by a rounded hood overlapping the eyes and covering the base of the antennae; on the margins of the pronotum, presence of clearly visible orange spots and elytra completely black.

Diet

Diverse aphids and Coccoidea.

Habitat

It is found above all in moorland heather: Ericaceae (Calluna, Erica), broom and willow.

Modification date : 07 February 2023 | Publication date : 30 June 2016 | Redactor : Evelyne Turpeau, Maurice Hullé, Bernard Chaubet