Monday, 16 July 2012

Ladybirds of Malaysia (part 2)

I am still learning about the ladybirds likely to be found in Singapore from the Malaysian Ladybird Beetles blog. The range of ladybirds you might expect in Malaysia, at least those encountered by Joento, whose blog this is, can be found in the Subfamilies of Local Species section. I am keen to find public domain or creative commons licensed images of these insects.


Cheilomenes sexmaculata

Public domain
Photographer: Surender Dalal

Encyclopedia of Life entry.

Coelophora inaequalis

Coelophora inaequalis mating

Photographer: JamesDouch [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Micraspis discolor

Photographer: leemt2, on Flickr

Chilocorus nigritus

Coccinella transversalis


Epilachna indica


Scymnus apiciflavus

Cryptolaemus montrouzieri

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Anatis ocellata - Eyed ladybird in Leicestershire

The largest ladybird of the United Kingdom, the Eyed ladybird is distinctive for the pale rings surrounding the black spots on the elytra.

The pale rings are only hinted at on the edge of the elytra of this example.

This ladybird is usually found in woodland areas, mostly of conifers, like Scots pine, Douglas fir and larch.

UK Distribution

Widespread and stable.

More details

See the UK Ladybird Survey page for the Eyed Ladybird.

Eyed labybird records in Leicestershire and Rutland

The National Biodiversity Network records are shown on the map below. (See terms and conditions)

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Monday, 2 July 2012

Ladybirds of Malaysia

As you would expect, the closest match for the ladybirds of Singapore would those of neighbouring Malaysia. An interesting website to explore is the ongoing blog Malaysian Ladybird BeetlesJoento is an amateur entomologist from Teluk Intan, Perak, Malaysia.It is interesting to match some of the images of Malaysian species from this site with Singaporean images posted on Flickr.

Micraspis discolor

A yellow ladybird was spotted and photographed at Telok Blangah in SW Singapore in January 2012. This has the same elytra (wing case) and pronotum (neck guard) as the Micraspis discolor on the Mayalsian site.

Chilocorus nigritus

A dark, almost metalic looking ladybird has also been spotted in Choa Chu Kang New Town,Singaore in 2008. It looks quite like  the Curinus coeruleus species sometmes found in Malaysia