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ladybirds, ladybird beetles, lady beetles, ladybugs

Insecta: Coleoptera: Coccinellidae

Description:

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...

Habitat:

Ladybugs live in trees, shrubs, fields, beaches, and in homes. In the fall they crawl to winter sites.

Notes:

Spotted in my back garden after heavy rain...

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Tipperary, Ireland

Spotted on Sep 6, 2010
Submitted on May 1, 2011

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