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British Beetles

(Coleoptera)

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Beetle Photographs (Ladybirds below)

image: Fleabane Beetle. Link to larger image image: Cassida murraea. Link to larger image image: Cassida murraea. Link to larger image image: Cassida murraea. Link to larger image image: Cassida murraea. Link to larger image
• Cassida murraea imago,
Fleabane Beetle
image: Fleabane Beetle. Link to larger image image: Cassida murraea. Link to larger image image: Fleabane Beetle. Link to larger image image: Cassida murraea. Link to larger image
• Cassida murraea, larvae (& exuviae)
Fleabane Beetle
image: Rose Chafer. Link to larger image
Cetonia aurata,
Rose Chafer
image: Cicindela campestris. Link to larger imageimage: Cicindela campestris. Link to larger image
Cicindela campestris,
Green Tiger Beetle
image: Cychrus caraboides. Link to larger imageimage: Cychrus caraboides. Link to larger imageimage: Cychrus caraboides. Link to larger image
Cychrus caraboides,
a ground beetle
image: Stag Beetle. Link to larger image image: Lucanus cervus, female, face-on. Link to large image image: Stag Beetle. Link to larger image image: Lucanus cervus, female. Link to large image
Lucanus cervus,
Stag Beetle, female
image: Oil Beetle. Link to larger image
Meloe proscarabaeus,
Oil Beetle, female
image: Cockchafer. Link to larger imageimage: Cockchafer. Link to larger image
Melolontha melolontha,
Cockchafer or Maybug
image: Harlequin Longhorn. Link to larger image
Rutpela (Strangalia) maculata,
Harlequin Longhorn
image: Minataur Beetle. Link to larger imageimage: Typhaeus typhoeus. Link to larger imageimage: Minataur Beetle. Link to larger image
Typhaeus typhoeus,
Minataur Beetle

Ladybird (Ladybug) (Coleoptera, Coccinellidae) Photographs

image: Adalia bipunctata. Link to larger imageimage: Adalia bipunctata. Link to larger image
Adalia bipunctata,
2-spot Ladybird
image: 10-spot Ladybird. Link to larger imageimage: Adalia decempunctata. Link to larger imageimage: 10-spot Ladybird. Link to larger image
Adalia decempunctata,
10-spot Ladybird
image: Heather Ladybird. Link to larger image
Chilocorus bipustulatus,
Heather Ladybird
image: Kidney-spot Ladybird. Link to larger imageimage: Kidney-spot Ladybird. Link to larger image
Chilocorus renipustulatus,
Kidney-spot Ladybird
image: 7-spot Ladybird. Link to larger imagesimage: 7-spot Ladybird. Link to larger imagesimage: 7-spot Ladybird. Link to larger imagesimage: Coccinella septempunctata. Link to larger imagesimage: 7-spot Ladybird. Link to larger imagesimage: Coccinella septempunctata. Link to larger images
Coccinella septempunctata,
7-spot Ladybird, imago
image: 7-spot Ladybird. Link to larger imagesimage: Coccinella septempunctata. Link to larger imagesimage: 7-spot Ladybird. Link to larger imagesimage: Coccinella septempunctata. Link to larger imagesimage: 7-spot Ladybird. Link to larger images
Coccinella septempunctata,
7-spot Ladybird, larva & pupa
image: 11-spot Ladybird, Hampshire, UK. Link to larger image
Coccinella undecimpunctata,
11-spot Ladybird
image: Pine Ladybird. Link to larger image
Exochomus quadripustulatus,
Pine Ladybird
image: Orange Ladybird. Link to larger imageimage: Orange Ladybird. Link to larger image
Halyzia sedecimguttata, H. 16-guttata,
Orange Ladybird (possibly teneral)
image: Harlequin Ladybird. Link to larger imagesimage: Harlequin Ladybird. Link to larger images
Harmonia axyridis,
Harlequin Ladybird
image: Adonis' Ladybird. Link to larger image
Hippodamia (Adonia) variegata,
Adonis' Ladybird
image: 14-spot Ladybird, pale. Link to larger imageimage: Propylea quattuordecimpunctata. Link to larger image
Propylea quattuordecimpunctata,
14-spot Ladybird
image: 22-spot Ladybird. Link to larger image
Psyllobora vigintiduopunctata,
22-spot Ladybird
image: Small Brown Ladybird. Link to larger image image: Rhyzobius cf. litura. Link to larger image
Rhyzobius litura ,
Small Brown Ladybird
image: 16-spot Ladybird. Link to larger image
Tytthaspis sedecimpunctata,
16-spot Ladybird

Identification tips for Ladybirds (Ladybugs)

Look at:
1. Size;
2. Is it hairy or not? — look for hairs from different angles, use a lens if possible;
3. Colour – of wing cases, legs, & the colour of the underside and any markings;
4. Markings on the pronotum;
5. Shape of the elytra-covered body — is it high-domed in lateral view, & from above is it elongate, almost round, wider towards the rear?
6. Is there a rim around the margin?

Remember that newly emerged adults are usually pale and take time to develop their full colour and markings; in cold conditions colours & markings may never fully develop.


Common names (Scientific names) List

1 – 22 & A – G
2-spot Ladybird ( Adalia bipunctata )
7-spot Ladybird ( Coccinella septempunctata )
10-spot Ladybird ( Adalia decempunctata )
11-spot Ladybird ( Coccinella undecimpunctata )
14-spot Ladybird ( Propylea quattuordecimpunctata )
16-spot Ladybird ( Tytthaspis sedecimpunctata )
22-spot Ladybird ( Psyllobora vigintiduopunctata )
Adonis' Ladybird ( Hippodamia (Adonia) variegata )
Asian Ladybird ( Harmonia axyridis )
Cockchafer ( Melolontha melolontha )
Fleabane Beetle ( Cassida murraea )
Green Tiger Beetle ( Cicindella campestris )

H – Z
Harlequin Ladybird ( Harmonia axyridis )
Harlequin Longhorn ( Rutpela (Strangalia) maculata )
Heather Ladybird ( Chilocorus bipustulatus )
Kidney-spot Ladybird ( Chilocorus renipustulatus )
Maybug ( Melolontha melolontha )
Minataur Beetle ( Typhaeus typhoeus )
Multivariate Ladybird ( Harmonia axyridis )
Oil Beetle ( Meloe proscarabaeus )
Orange Ladybird ( Halyzia sedecimguttata, H. 16-guttata )
Pine Ladybird ( Exochomus quadripustulatus )
Rose Chafer ( Cetonia aurata )
Stag Beetle ( Lucanus cervus )
Small Brown Ladybird ( Rhyzobius litura )

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