Eighteen-spotted ladybird

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Eighteen-spotted ladybird
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Coccinellidae
Genus: Myrrha
Species: M. octodecimguttata
Binomial name
Myrrha octodecimguttata
(Linnaeus, 1758)
  • M. o. octodecimguttata (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • M. o. formosa (Costa, 1849)

The eighteen-spotted ladybird (Myrrha octodecimguttata), or 18-spot ladybird, is a species of beetle in the genus Myrrha in the ladybird family that lives primarily in pine forests and willow trees[citation needed] in Europe. It is usually 4 to 5 millimetres (0.16 to 0.20 in) in length.[1][2]

The eighteen-spotted ladybird is most common throughout the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands and southern Scandinavia, but their range extends throughout central Europe.


  1. ^ "Ladybirds of the UK" (PDF). Ladybird-Survey.org. Retrieved June 8, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Ladybirds". Eakringbirds.com.