Special features: Eyed ladybirds are the largest ladybirds found in the UK. They're a deep red colour with on average 15 black spots. Each spot is surrounded by a cream coloured ring which give this ladybird its name, although the rings are not always present. The legs are black which differentiates it from the Harlequin ladybird.
Latin name: Anatis ocellata
Size: Approx 9mm long
Distribution: Found throughout the UK.
Months seen: May to July
Habitat: Conifer trees, especially Scots pine.