Name: Ladybird Froghopper
Scientific name: Cercopis vulnerata
Nature Stars: 50
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.
Fantastic fact: The nymphs live underground, feeding on the roots of plants.
Photograph credit: Cécile Bassaglia