Name: 14-spot Ladybird
Scientific name: Propylea 14-punctata
Nature Stars: 30
About: A medium-sized ladybird, about 4mm long. Bright yellow with up to 14 rectangular black spots on the wing cases. Found in a wide variety of habitats, particulary grassland, woodland edge, towns and gardens. Eats aphids.
How to identify: Told from the smaller 22-spot Ladybird, the only other yellow and black ladybird, by the more rectangular spots, which often merge into each other.
Fantastic fact: One of three yellow British ladybirds.
Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc