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14 Spot

14-spot Ladybird - http://www.bugbotherer.org.uk/

Propylea quatuordecimpunctata (or P. 14-punctata) is a small ladybird, native and widespread in the Old World. It is sometimes referred to by the common name 14-spotted ladybird . The background color ranges from cream through yellow to light orange, but not red. Only rarely are 14 separate spots present on the elytra; most commonly, several of the spots fuse into larger markings, particularly along the midline, where they often create a shape resembling an anchor, sometimes fusing to such an extent as to render the body almost entirely black except for 12 pale spots. In the UK they are widespread throughout England and Wales but scarse in Scotland. [[Category: ]]

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