Ladybird Froghopper

Name: Ladybird Froghopper

Scientific name: Cercopis vulnerata

Category: Minibeasts

Nature Stars: 50

What are nature stars?

About: About 1 cm long, a totally unmistakeable insect, black with big red patches. Feeds on plant sap, which is sucks up using its sharp beak.

How to identify: Unmistakeable.

Where: England, Wales and southern Scotland.

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 10
  • Agility: 80
  • Rarity: 50
  • Cute factor: 50
  • Traveller: 30

Fantastic fact: The nymphs live underground, feeding on the roots of plants.

Photograph credit: Cécile Bassaglia

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