Tuesday, 17 April 2007

Seven-spot Ladybird (Coccinella septempunctata)

Adult Seven-spotted Ladybird (subspecies C. s. septempunctata) at Geddington, Northants - August 2009

OTHER NAMES: Seven-spotted Ladybug
Featured Subspecies: Coccinella septempunctata septempunctata
Length: 7.6-10mm
UK Status: Not Evaluated IUCN Red List: Not Yet Evaluated

The seven spot ladybird is the common ladybird of europe and the UK. It is a strong predator of aphids, and as such is quite popular with gardeners. Easily the most readily found and familiar of British ladybirds.  Occasionally, in certain years it may be particularly abundant and found in huge numbers in fairly small locations

Related Species:
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Coccinellidae
Genus: Coccinella
SUBSPECIES: C. s. brucki, C. s. septempunctata

- Sighting Locations -
UNITED KINGDOM A common resident species which is seen in Summer
 - Seen in Geddington and various other sites

Further Information: RSPB,  Wikipedia, BirdGuides, BirdForum Opus, ArkiveIUCN Red List

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