Such a beautiful insect, it's always a pleasure to see one.
After the TPWD orientation, I jumped over to next door McKinney Falls State Park. I love the state parks. :)
On American dune grass (Elymus mollis).
On beach sagewort (Artemisia pycnocephala).
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").