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Coccinella septempunctata, the seven-spot ladybird (or, in North America, seven-spotted ladybug or "C-7"), is the most common ladybird in Europe. 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 (from the Latin septem = "seven" and punctus = "spot").
Meadow in mount Chortiatis (Thessaloniki, Greece).
Greek name: Κοκκινέλλη η επτάστικτος. Greek common name: Πασχαλίτσα.
Spotted on Feb 17, 2016
Submitted on Feb 19, 2016
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