Seven-spotted ladybird

Last update: 1 February 2019
OBSERVATION:
2016-V-04

A common beetlespecies from the genus of Ladybirds (Coccinellidae), the Seven-spotted ladybird (Coccinella septempunctata) [1].

Seven-spotted ladybird
(Coccinella septempunctata)

This species is very common in all kinds of biotopes and live of aphids.

The main characteristic to recognize the species is by the three dots on the wing shields and the single dot covering both wing shields near the pronotum.

Seven-spotted ladybird
(Coccinella septempunctata)
Seven-spotted ladybird
(Coccinella septempunctata)

References

1 Cuppen, J.G.M., V.J. Kalkman, G.A. Tacoma & Th. Heijerman 2015, Veldklapper Lieveheersbeestjes. - EIS Kenniscentrum Insecten en andere ongewervelden, Nederlandse Entomologische Vereniging & Waarneming.nl, Leiden

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