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Seven-spotted Ladybeetle

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 (from the Latin septem = "seven" and punctus = "spot"

Habitat:

common in Europe, repeatedly introduced to N. America to reduce aphid numbers

Notes:

I was looking over my houseplants that I had brought in from outside last week when I spotted this on one of the leaves.

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11 Comments

dandoucette
dandoucette 10 years ago

Thanks Josie

JosieKapral
JosieKapral 10 years ago

Adorable.

dandoucette
dandoucette 10 years ago

gracias!

MaríaVargasBarraza
MaríaVargasBarraza 10 years ago

me encantan!!!!

dandoucette
dandoucette 10 years ago

Thanks textless

textless
textless 10 years ago

Nice photos!

dandoucette
dandoucette 10 years ago

Thanks Emma!

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

Congratulations for the 1000 spottings and 1000 species identification too!!
You have been to awesome places and you are an explorer in the true sense of the word!!

dandoucette
dandoucette 10 years ago

Thanks.

AntónioGinjaGinja
AntónioGinjaGinja 10 years ago

beautiful spot

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 10 years ago

Awesome series Dan!

dandoucette
Spotted by
dandoucette

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Oct 27, 2011
Submitted on Oct 27, 2011

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