The seven-spot ladybird (or seven-spotted ladybug in North America) originated in Europe and Asia but is now found throughout the Middle East, India, and North America.

Its elytra are of a red color, 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.

These ladybirds live almost anywhere there are aphids for it to eat. Both the adults and the larvae are voracious predators of aphids.

Bug Facts

  • Scientific Name: Coccinella Septempunctata
  • Size: 1 to 10 mm (0.04 to 0.4 in)
  • Diet: Small insects such as aphids, mites, and white flies