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Myrrha octodecimguttata Linnaeus, 1758

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Myrrha octodecimguttata Linnaeus, 1758
Common names: 18-spot ladybird, Eighteen-spot ladybird [En], Coccinelle des pins, Coccinelle à 18 points, Coccinelle des cimes [Fr], Achttienstippelig lieveheersbeestje [Nl], Achtzehnfleckiger Marienkäfer [De]

Güzelçamlı, AYDIN ● Turkey

About the shot: This pretty ladybird was attracted by the light of the balcony, not far from a huge pine tree (Pinus pinea) where it live probably.

Description: Small species of 4 to 5 millimetres (0.16 to 0.20 in) length.
The background colouration is a rich brown (Cream-spot Ladybird is darker and a larger insect). Identification can be clinched by the rounded 'M' mark on the pronotum.

Biology : It feeds on conifer aphids.

Habitat: Canopies of pine trees, including Pinus sylvestris, Pinus pinea... They can also live in willow trees.

References:
Eakringbirds
Wikipedia, 18-spot ladybird





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