Orange Ladybird

Name: Orange Ladybird

Scientific name: Halyzia 16-guttata

Category: Minibeasts

Nature Stars: 60

What are nature stars?

About: A large, pale orange ladybird with white spots. Feeds on mildew (fungus) on trees, particularly sycamore trees. About 6mm long.

How to identify: The Cream-spot Ladybird is similar, but is a darker browny-orange colour and a little bit smaller. Cream-spot Ladybird is more often found on bushes and at woodland edge.

Where: Widespread

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 30
  • Agility: 60
  • Rarity: 40
  • Cute factor: 70
  • Traveller: 40

Fantastic fact: Orange Ladybird is attracted to bright lights at night and often turns up in moth traps.

Photograph credit: Neil Philips

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