Coccinella septempunctata

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Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Hexapoda (including Insecta)
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Coccinellidae
Genus: Coccinella
Species: septempunctata
Scientific Name
Coccinella septempunctata
Linnaeus, 1758
Common Names

sevenspotted lady beetle, 7-spot ladybird, seven-spotted lady beetle.

Contents

Introduction

Identification

Biology

As a biological control

The sevenspotted lady beetle, Coccinella septempunctata, is the lady beetle of nursery rhymes, an introduced species from Europe. It is now widely distributed in North America and a common species. It can be found in many crops, but is particularly common in gardens and field crops, rather than on trees and shrubs. The adults and larvae are voracious eaters of aphids.

Commercial Suppliers

Company State Country
Great Lakes IPM, Inc. MI USA
Rincon-Vitova Insectaries, Inc. CA USA
Tip Top Bio-Control CA USA
Applied Bio-Nomics BC Canada
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