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Coccinella septempunctata

species of beetle

The seven-spot ladybird (Coccinella septempunctata) is a colourful beetle. It has red back (wing cases) with seven black spots, black and white head, legs and stomach. As an adult it is 5-8 mm long.[1]

Coccinella septempunctata is the most common lady beetle in Europe. Because it eats harmful insects, people have imported it to North America.[2]

Ladybirds are members of the family Cucujiformia.


  1. Seven-spot ladybird (Coccinella septempunctata) ARKive
  2. Coccinella septempunctata Animal Diversity Web. Accessed December 14, 2015