Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Anatis ocellata - Eyed ladybird in Leicestershire

The largest ladybird of the United Kingdom, the Eyed ladybird is distinctive for the pale rings surrounding the black spots on the elytra.

The pale rings are only hinted at on the edge of the elytra of this example.

This ladybird is usually found in woodland areas, mostly of conifers, like Scots pine, Douglas fir and larch.

UK Distribution

Widespread and stable.

More details

See the UK Ladybird Survey page for the Eyed Ladybird.

Eyed labybird records in Leicestershire and Rutland

The National Biodiversity Network records are shown on the map below. (See terms and conditions)

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