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7-spot ladybird

Coccinella septempunctata

Description:

Size: 5 - 8mm--------- Basic colour: red----------- Pattern colour: black spots---------- Number of spots: 0-9------------- Spot fusions: very rare------------- Melanic (black) form: very rare------------ Pronotum: black with anterior-lateral white marks----------- Leg colour: black------------- Habitat: varied, but often low herbage----------- Host plant: very varied---------- Overwintering: in low herbage, in conifer foliage------------ Food: aphids-----------

Notes:

Probably the ladybird most frequently noticed in Britain.

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Rebecka Mason
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Rebecka Mason

England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Apr 23, 2011
Submitted on Jan 9, 2012

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