DistributionThe Hieroglyphic Ladybird is found in the Palearctic: In Europe, European Russia , Siberia, the Russian Far East, Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, China and Korea. In Europe, in the north beyond the Polar circle , in the south to Northern Italy.
HabitatOther, less preferred, habitats are wet meadows, marshes, wastelands, and mixed forests. Other host plants are ''Pinus abies'' and other ''Pinus'' species and various ''Betula'' species. Their populations vary greatly from year to year. They fly from May to October and overwinter in coarse woody debris under pines and birches. In the former USSR, it is aphidophagous on ''Salix'' species, birches, and on ''Alnus'' and Poaceae
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