Seven-spot Ladybird

This ladybird is between 5-8mm long and is either red or orange in colour with seven black spots, three on either wing case and one in the centre of the wing cases near the head.

Scientific name

Coccinella septempunctata

Did you know..

Seven-spot ladybirds are a huge help to gardeners, as they eat aphids (which can destroy and damage a wide variety of plants). In their yearlong lifetime, one seven spot ladybird can eat over 5000 aphids!

Similar species

If it has seven spots, there are no other species that can be confused with the seven spot ladybird!

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