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Ladybug wings open  7-spot Ladybird,Coccinella septempunctata,Coccinellidae,Ladybird,Ladybug Click/tap to enlarge

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  1. Great timing! Posted 7 years ago
  2. Hi BD, it seems that you posted this picture twice. Impressive shot though, just look at its flight mechanism. Great! Posted 7 years ago
  3. Great !! Posted 7 years ago
  4. Excellent timing! Posted 7 years ago

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The Seven-spot Ladybird (Coccinella septempunctata), is one of the most common ladybirds in Europe and without a doubt the most well-known. As such, it is the archtypical ladybird beetle.
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 WildFlower
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Uploaded May 30, 2012.