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Insecta: Coleoptera: Coccinellidae
It is variously known a ladybirds, ladybugs, lady beetles, lady clock, lady cow, lady fly. They are very small insects, ranging from 1 mm to 10 mm. And they are commonly yellow, orange, or scarlet with small black spots on their wing covers , with black legs, head and antennae. A very large number of species are mostly or entirely black, grey, or brown and may be difficult for non-entomologists to recognize as coccinellids. They are found worldwide, with over 5,000 species, more than 450 native to north America alone......... They are Red, with black dots. Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_a_desc...
Ladybugs live in trees, shrubs, fields, beaches, and in homes. In the fall they crawl to winter sites.
Spotted in my back garden after heavy rain...
Spotted on Sep 6, 2010
Submitted on May 1, 2011