Propylea quatuordecimpunctata (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Coccinellidae)


Colour Variants

Couple

Larva

Length: 3.5-5mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
(2.5-5 Days) (Earliest: 17.8)
(7.5-14 Days)
(4.5-5.2 Days) April - September
(Earliest: 26.4)
(Winter)

Protective Chemicals
Alkaloids Propyleine

Biotopes:
Hedge Rows

Peat Bogs and Mires
Food:
Several Aphididae

Oulema melanopus Larva

Anthriscus sylvestris Nectar, Pollen

Heracleum sphondylium Nectar, Pollen

Achillea millefolium Nectar, Pollen

Tanacetum vulgare Nectar, Pollen
Possible Food:
Other Aphididae

Watford Coleoptera Group: Propylea quatuordecimpunctata
Nature Spot: 14 Spot Ladybird - Propylea quatuordecimpunctata
Insektenbox: Vierzehnpunktiger Marienkäfer


Pictures © 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2016 J.K. Lindsey

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