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Vibidia duodecimguttata is a species of ladybird beetle belonging to the family Coccinellidae, subfamily Coccinellinae.

Vibidia duodecimguttata
Coccinellidae - Vibidia duodecimguttata-1.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Coccinellidae
Genus: Vibidia
Species: V. duodecimguttata
Binomial name
Vibidia duodecimguttata
(Poda, 1761)
Vibidia duodecimguttata - lateral view

It is present in most of Europe, in the East Palearctic ecozone and in the Near East.

Its head and pronotum are yellow-brown, with 12 whitish spots, six on each elytron (hence the Latin word duodecimguttata, meaning twelve-spotted as if by drops).

The adults grow up to 4 mm (0.16 in) long and can be encountered from April through September.

This beetle is mycophagous, mainly feeding on the powdery mildew fungus (Oidium), diseases affecting some trees (including oak and hazel).


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