Special features: Water ladybirds are oval in shape. During the spring and early summer Water ladybirds have an orange pronotum and wing casings with around 19 black spots. From late summer until the following spring the wing casings and pronotum are more beige coloured with black spots.
Scientific name: Anisosticta 19-punctata
Size: Up to 4mm
Distribution: Found in England and Wales especially southern and central areas
Months seen: April to October
Habitat: On vegetation near or in water, especially reeds