Special features: Bright yellow or orange in colour, with a translucent border to the wing casings and pronotum (bit between the head and wing casings). Usually features 16 creamy-white coloured spots, but there can be as few as 14 spots. It has an orange head, and legs, and the eyes are black.
This is another one which was found in Farnworth near Bolton, Lancashire (May 2005).
Here's another one spotted in Strensall, near York in June 2005
Summer of 2005 seems to have been a good one for this species. We received sightings from many parts of England, Wales and Scotland.
Latin name: Halyzia 16-guttata
Size: Approximately 5.5mms
Distribution: Found in many parts of the U.K. Increasing in numbers, especially in England.
Months seen: April to October
Habitat: Woodland. Frequently found around sycamore trees