Sighted on a Russian olive in the tall grassy area just southwest of the water building. Roughly circular in shape, approximately 1cm in diameter. Head is black with 2 large white spots and 2 small ones. Main body is a dark red colour and is segmented. The two main segments split the body in half. Each half has 3,1mm diameter black spots and one black spot nearest the head spreads across both halves. 2 small, dark coloured antenna are visible on the head. Sighted in 12°C weather, sunny with minimal cloud cover.
Has seven spots, distributed 3 on each side, 1 in center front. Abundant in March, on grasses, many larvae of lady beetles also present in grassy areas.
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").