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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"
common in Europe, repeatedly introduced to N. America to reduce aphid numbers
I was looking over my houseplants that I had brought in from outside last week when I spotted this on one of the leaves.
Spotted on Oct 27, 2011
Submitted on Oct 27, 2011
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