Adonis Ladybird Adonia variegata (also Hippodamia variegata)

Adonis Ladybird
Adonis Ladybird
The Adonis Ladybird has a more elongated shape, different face/thorax and is smaller and less common than the Seven-spot Ladybird.
Spots are sometimes fused. Legs are black (unlike the larger Harlequin). Like the Seven-spot and Harlequin, the Adonis eats aphids and garden pests.
Adonis Ladybird
Adonis Ladybird
Populations are nomadic and prefer scrub and derelict ground -- those shown had not been recorded in Northwest London's Totteridge Fields before but turned up in 2010 on a new grasscrete (concrete grid) hardstanding area that had been put in creating a temporary new type of scrub habitat in the meadows.