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Coccinella septempunctata - w. parasite? While in the field and quickly taking some shots of what appeared to be a wet and damaged individual I didn&#039;t pay enough attention, but looking at the photos it would seem this one may well have been carrying some endoparasite - the wings seem to be pressed appart by the bloated abdomen. In hindsight there were more individuals at the same location with similar &quot;damage&quot; (hind wings sticking out and elytra slightly open).<br />
Will go back and try to find one or two and let it &quot;develop&quot;.  Coccinella,Coccinella septempunctata,Coccinellidae,Coccinellinae,Coleoptera,Geotagged,Netherlands,Seven-spotted Lady Beetle,nl: Zevenstippelig lieveheersbeestje,parasitism Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Coccinella septempunctata - w. parasite?

While in the field and quickly taking some shots of what appeared to be a wet and damaged individual I didn't pay enough attention, but looking at the photos it would seem this one may well have been carrying some endoparasite - the wings seem to be pressed appart by the bloated abdomen. In hindsight there were more individuals at the same location with similar "damage" (hind wings sticking out and elytra slightly open).
Will go back and try to find one or two and let it "develop".

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''Coccinella septempunctata'', the seven-spot ladybird, is the most common ladybird in Europe. Its elytra are of a red colour, but punctuated with three black spots each, with one further spot being spread over the junction of the two, making a total of seven spots, from which the species derives both its common and scientific names.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded Oct 18, 2020. Captured in Koekangerweg 9A, 7961 LZ Ruinerwold, Netherlands.