Taxonomy

Coccinella septempunctata | 7-spot Ladybird | Bóín Dé sheachtbhallach

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Not assessed

Legal status

Not protected

Species Biology

Identification

Between 5.5mm and 8mm in length. Adult is red with seven black spots.  The scutellum is bordered by small white triangles. The pronotum is black with squarish white marks on the leading edge. Legs are black. 

Diet

Feeds on aphids.

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Irish distribution

Widespread and very common. 

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2020

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How can you help

Please submit any sighting to  Ladybird Survey

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