7 Spotted Ladybug
Coccinella septempunctata

7 Spotted Ladybug, Coccinella septempunctata One day as I was mowing my lawn  spotted a weed (burclover), which I automatically pulled up.  Attached to its stem was the pupa of a ladybug beetle (a.k.a. ladybird beetle, lady beetle).  Not knowing what kind of ladybug it was, I put it in a small plastic box and kept it on my desk.

7 Spotted Ladybug, Coccinella septempunctata About a week later the adult emerged.  Then I could look it up in my insect books, and found that it was a seven spotted ladybug.  In this case the number and arrangement of spots is specific to this species.  Also in this picture is the remains of the pupa case.

Some other ladybugs are, convergent ladybug, blood-red ladybird, two-stabbed ladybird, mealybug destroyer, and multicolored  Asian lady beetle.

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