2-spot Ladybird

Name: 2-spot Ladybird

Scientific name: Adalia 2-punctata

Category: Minibeasts

Nature Stars: 30

What are nature stars?

About: A medium-sized ladybird, about 4mm long. Usually red with two black spots on the wing cases, but also comes in a variety of other colour patterns right through to black with two red spots. Found in a wide variety of habitats, including towns and gardens. Eats aphids.

How to identify: The only likely confusion species is the 10-spot ladybird, which is a similar size and similarly variable. 2-spot ladybird has black legs, while 10-spot ladybird has orange legs.

Where: Widespread

Natural Superpowers

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

Fantastic fact: Probably the common ladybird in Britain.

Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc


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