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bayucca, your ladybird IDs are great!
Actually I was afraid looking at a new expert of ladybirds going through all ladybirds, hoping she would not take apart my IDeas of ladybirds, which is not my favorite subject ;-)...
Thanks for the ID bayucca!
and thanks for the comments ;)
Calvia quatuordecimguttata has many color forms, but typically the actual cream-spotted form is black or very dark brown w/ white spots not orange with white spots. Also notice the transparent edge of the pronotum and elytra, this points squarely at genus Halyzia.
Geographical ranges are not always very reliable.
Apparently it is seen in DK as well, it just wasn't in my crappy book...
I think bayucca is right, I withdraw my ID :)
@Jeannette: Yours has twice 4 spots in a row, Stian's not. Calvia might be an "endemic" species from UK and Ireland, according to the range indicated in the link?
The photo on wiki is not good, they vary in colours...
Sorry! Misspelling I first wrote Orange Ladybird, which would be the correct common name.
Spotted on May 26, 2012
Submitted on May 28, 2012