Beetle - 7 spot  Ladybird
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Taken at Aberlady on 2nd July 2017 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode.




 


Taken at Musselburgh on 4th September 2011 with Nikon D40X
with Nikon 300 mm zoom lens.
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Taken at Aberlady on 2nd July 2017 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode.
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Beetle - Ladybird 7 Spot

Latin Name :
Order:
Family:
AKA:
Coccinella septempunctata.
Coleoptera.
Coccinellidae.


Habitat:
Size:
Feature:
Almost anywhere there are Aphids to eat.
7.6–10.0 mm.
Both the adults and the larvae are voracious predators of aphids, and because of this, the 7 spot has been repeatedly introduced to North America as a biological control agent to reduce aphid numbers, and is now established in North America, and has been subsequently designated the official state insect in six different states.