Eyed Ladybird Anatis ocellata (Linnaeus, 1758)
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The Eyed Ladybird is the largest UK species (8mm) and is generally arboreal, especially favouring Scots Pine. The individual pictured is one of few records from the area and was discovered resting on Nettle near Eakring village. No doubt it is frequently overlooked. Both the number and colours of spots are variable.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Anatis ocellata
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records).

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated February 2017

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