Special features: Larch ladybirds are light yellow-brown in colour. There is a darker line running down the back where the two wing casings meet, and there may be up to 10 dark brown spots. The pronotum has a distinctive dark brown M-shaped marking. The legs and antennae are an orange-brown colour.
Scientific name: Aphidecta obliterata
Size: Up to 5mm
Distribution: Found throughout the UK.
Months seen: April to October
Food: Aphids and scale insects
Habitat: Coniferous trees