Cream-spot Ladybird Calvia quattuordecimguttataa (14-guttata)

Cream-spot Ladybird
Cream-spot Ladybird
The Cream-spot ladybird has 14 off-white spots on a dark orangey-brown background on its wing cases, 7 on each wing case. The spots can look white or cream. Unlike the 14-spot, the spots are usually regular without fusing; melanistic forms are very rare. There can also be two further spots or partial spots on the "pronutum" or head-shield.
Cream-spot Ladybird
Cream-spot Ladybird
Cream-spot Ladybird
The name "14-spot ladybird" has already been taken by a yellow ladybird with black (usually fused) spots, so this one gets the name cream-spot although the Latin name alludes to the 14 spots. The background is far darker and browner than the larger Orange Ladybird, which usually has 16 white spots but can have 14.