Eyed Ladybird

Name: Eyed Ladybird

Scientific name: Anatis ocellata

Category: Minibeasts

Nature Stars: 60

What are nature stars?

About: A large ladybird, about 8mm long. Red, with 'eyed' spots, black ringed with yellow. Usually found on or near conifers, especially pine trees. Eats aphids.

How to identify: Unmistakeable, larger than all the other ladybirds and the only ladybird with yellow rings round the black spots.

Where: Widespread

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 70
  • Agility: 60
  • Rarity: 60
  • Cute factor: 70
  • Traveller: 40

Fantastic fact: Britain's largest ladybird.

Photograph credit: Richard Burkmar

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