7-spot Ladybird

Name: 7-spot Ladybird

Scientific name: Coccinella 7-punctata

Category: Minibeasts

Nature Stars: 30

What are nature stars?

About: “The” ladybird that everyone is familiar with. A virtually ubiquitous inhabitant of gardens and parks, the 7-spot Ladybird will turn up anywhere there are aphids for them to eat. About 8mm long. Adults hibernate, often clustered together in large numbers.

How to identify: The 7-spot is easily recognised by its pattern of seven black spots, together with the familiar black and white patterned thorax.

Where: Widespread

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 70
  • Agility: 60
  • Rarity: 20
  • Cute factor: 70
  • Traveller: 40

Fantastic fact: The ladybird of Ladybird Books fame.

Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc

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