Coccinella septempunctata. Military Road Meadow. Rock Creek Park, Washington, DC, USA.
Note the aphids on the stem. Dinner!
Seen hunting aphids in the Pocket Prairie
Noticed a couple critters around the bathroom at work. Of course, I have to observe them. :)
Went walking around the neighborhood and railroad tracks on our last day in San Antonio. Noticed so many different species of butterflies along the walk too!
Seven-spotted Lady Beetle (Coccinella septempunctata)
United States: Alabama: Tuscaloosa Co.
Tulip Tree Springs off Echola Rd.; Elrod
J.C. Abbott #2859
Found on a Lantana camara plant that I took indoors because of outside temperatures dropping at night.
Coccinella septempunctata. Military Road Meadow. Rock Creek Park, Washingtion, DC, USA.
Coccinella septempunctata, the seven-spot ladybird (or, in North America, seven-spotted ladybug or "C-7"), 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 (from the Latin septem = "seven" and punctus = "spot").