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Seven-spotted ladybug

Coccinella septempunctata

Description:

Its elytra are of a red colour, but punctuated with three black spots each, with one further spot being spread over the junction of the two, making a total of seven spots, from which the species derives both its common and scientific names.

Notes:

Elk Neck State Park, North East, Maryland


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5 Comments

mdwildlife
mdwildlife 4 years ago

np! I didn't take it any way other than helpful.

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 4 years ago

I was appreciating the fact that you found a 7 spotted!! did not mean to correct you.
If i am in doubt, i leave it in the unknown box and Misako who is a ladybug expert and lover always identifies it.

mdwildlife
mdwildlife 4 years ago

@Emma - did I misidentify? Sorry I don't have a clear shot of the full back. The Transverse species is more common in Md, but the markings don't seem to match up - and the 9-spotted has more white in the head, so I ruled that out as well.

I am open to being corrected

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 4 years ago

Great macro!

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 4 years ago

isn't 7 rare?

Maryland, USA

Lat: 39.46, Long: -76.01

Spotted on Jun 15, 2012
Submitted on Jun 17, 2012

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