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Coccinella septempunctata (sevenspotted lady beetle)

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Wikipedia Abstract

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").
View Wikipedia Record: Coccinella septempunctata



Diet [1]  Carnivore

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Avon Gorge Woodlands 376 England, United Kingdom
Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast 160731 England/Scotland, United Kingdom  
Breckland 18652 England, United Kingdom
Burnham Beeches 946 England, United Kingdom  
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd 163340 Wales, United Kingdom
Coedydd Derw a Safleoedd Ystlumod Meirion/ Meirionnydd Oakwoods and Bat Sites 6953 Wales, United Kingdom
Dee Estuary/ Aber Dyfrdwy 39057 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths (Purbeck and Wareham) and Studland Dunes 5491 England, United Kingdom
Dungeness 7966 England, United Kingdom
Elenydd 21274 Wales, United Kingdom
Essex Estuaries 114016 England, United Kingdom
Fal and Helford 15785 England, United Kingdom    
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
Hackpen Hill 89 England, United Kingdom  
Humber Estuary 90582 England, United Kingdom
Ingleborough Complex 14256 England, United Kingdom
Isle of Portland to Studland Cliffs 3577 England, United Kingdom
Lake District High Fells 66717 England, United Kingdom
Lizard Point 34565 England, United Kingdom    
Morecambe Bay 151985 England, United Kingdom
Morecambe Bay Pavements 6449 England, United Kingdom
North Pembrokeshire Woodlands/ Coedydd Gogledd Sir Benfro 780 Wales, United Kingdom  
Overstrand Cliffs 74 England, United Kingdom    
Pembrokeshire Marine/ Sir Benfro Forol 341177 Wales, United Kingdom  
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
Salisbury Plain 52975 England, United Kingdom
Sefton Coast 11278 England, United Kingdom
Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren 182155 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Solent Maritime 27985 England, United Kingdom
South Solway Mosses 4849 England, United Kingdom
South Wight Maritime 49082 England, United Kingdom
The Broads 14554 England, United Kingdom  
Thursley, Ash, Pirbright and Chobham 12696 England, United Kingdom
Y Fenai a Bae Conwy/ Menai Strait and Conwy Bay 65440 Wales, United Kingdom  


Emblem of

New Hampshire

Prey / Diet

Aphis fabae (Bean aphid)[2]
Aphis nerii (Oleander aphid)[3]
Arytaina genistae[3]
Arytainilla spartiophila[3]
Coccinella septempunctata (sevenspotted lady beetle)[3]
Eulecanium giganteum[4]
Hyalopterus pruni (Mealy plum aphid)[2]
Melitaea cinxia (Glanville Fritillary)[2]
Parlatoria blanchardi (date palm scale)[4]
Parlatoria oleae (olive parlatoria scale)[4]
Phenacoccus azaleae[4]
Sphaerolecanium prunastri (globose scale)[4]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Acanthis flammea (Common Redpoll)1
Adalia bipunctata (twospotted lady beetle)2
Aeshna cyanea (Southern Hawker Dragonfly)1
Anthocoris nemorum (Common Flower Bug)1
Aphidecta obliterata (Larch Ladybird)1
Atlantoraphidia maculicollis (Snakefly)1
Axion plagiatum1
Baccha elongata1
Blepharidopterus angulatus (Black-kneed Capsid)1
Brumus quadripustulatus (Pine Ladybird )1
Calvia quatuordecimguttata (Cream-spot Ladybird)1
Chilocorus bipustulatus3
Chilocorus cacti1
Chrysopa perla (Perly Green Lacewing)2
Cyanistes caeruleus (Blue Tit)1
Dasysyrphus albostriatus1
Dasysyrphus pinastri1
Dasysyrphus tricinctus1
Dasysyrphus venustus1
Delichon urbicum (Northern House Martin)1
Deraeocoris ruber1
Didea fasciata1
Epistrophe eligans1
Epistrophe grossulariae1
Episyrphus balteatus (Marmelade Fly)1
Eupeodes corollae1
Eupeodes latifasciatus1
Eupeodes luniger1
Ficedula hypoleuca (European Pied Flycatcher)1
Harmonia axyridis (Harlequin Ladybird)2
Heringia heringi1
Karnyothrips flavipes1
Leucozona glaucia1
Leucozona laternaria1
Leucozona lucorum1
Lygus pratensis (Common Meadow Bug)1
Melangyna umbellatarum1
Melanostoma mellinum1
Melanostoma scalare1
Meliscaeva auricollis1
Meliscaeva cinctella1
Muscicapa striata (Spotted Flycatcher)1
Nineta vittata1
Paragus haemorrhous1
Parasyrphus annulatus1
Parasyrphus punctulatus1
Parus major (Great Tit)1
Passer montanus (Eurasian Tree Sparrow)1
Periparus ater (Coal Tit)1
Phytocoris ulmi1
Picromerus bidens (Spined Stink Bug )1
Pipiza luteitarsis1
Pipizella virens1
Plagiognathus arbustorum1
Platycheirus angustatus1
Platycheirus clypeatus1
Platycheirus manicatus1
Platycheirus occultus1
Platycheirus peltatus1
Platycheirus scambus1
Platycheirus scutatus1
Poecile montanus (Willow Tit)1
Poecile palustris (Marsh Tit)1
Psallus betuleti1
Remiz pendulinus (Eurasian Penduline Tit)1
Scaeva pyrastri1
Scaeva selenitica1
Scymnus subvillosus1
Scymnus suturalis1
Sphaerophoria fatarum1
Sphaerophoria scripta1
Stethorus punctillum1
Syrphophagus aphidivorus1
Syrphus ribesii (Summer Fly)1
Syrphus vitripennis1


Agelena labyrinthica[3]
Choerades fimbriata <Unverified Name>[5]
Choerades gilva <Unverified Name>[5]
Coccinella septempunctata (sevenspotted lady beetle)[3]
Laphria flava (Bumblebee Robber Fly)[5]
Laphria gibbosa <Unverified Name>[5]
Linyphia triangularis (European hammock spider)[3]


Pollinator of 
Achillea distans subsp. distans (yarrow)[3]
Echium vulgare (Common viper's bugloss)[3]
Trifolium dubium (hop clover)[3]
Vicia hirsuta (Hairy Vetch)[3]


Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China); North America; Oceania;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
2Ecology of Commanster
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
4Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
5Predator-Prey Database for the family Asilidae (Hexapoda: Diptera) Prepared by Dr. Robert Lavigne, Professor Emeritus, University of Wyoming, USA and Dr. Jason Londt (Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg)
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