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Seven-spotted Lady Beetle

Coccinella septempunctata

Description:

The most common European lady beetle, also introduced to North America, is bright red with seven black spots, white pronotal angles, and two white spots on the head.

Habitat:

Urban garden, on aphid-infested daylily (Hemerocallis sp.)

Notes:

This little lily patch is my best lady beetle diversity spot in all of Philadelphia, including the large city parks. I've found at least 7 species in about 2 square meters!

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2 Comments

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 9 years ago

Hi Ms. Parker, Larry Graziano suggested that I look for help of my spotting from you. I wonder if you could help me ID this spotting: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/130... . Your help is highly appreciated.

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 9 years ago

I recently posted my spotting of a V-marked Lady Beetle - Neoharmonia venusta venusta. I was wondering if you have seen any others of this species posted on PN. I have tried a couple of different searches but came up bust. I noticed that there were few (relatively) photo submissions on Bugguide for this species as well (I haven't posted it there). Is it possible that this is the first submission of this species to PN?
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/125...

By the way, you have a lovely gallery.

AbigailParker
Spotted by
AbigailParker

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Jun 22, 2009
Submitted on Jun 8, 2012

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