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Ladybird larva. 7spot? Doing what it should.

Observed: 21st June 2009 By: Doug Coates
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Description:

Black, about 5-8mm long.Knobbly, not spiny, to look at.2 pairs of coloured markings, apparently should have 4 if larva of 7spot although can find nothing similar.Eating aphid for lunch.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which 7-spot Ladybird (Coccinella 7-punctata) interacts

Comments

charlieb's picture

This is a Seven-spot Ladybird

This is a Seven-spot Ladybird larva - if you look closely you can see four pairs of orange spots.

There's some useful images here: http://www.ladybird-survey.org/downloads/Ladybird%20larvae_v.1.4.pdf

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Larva thanks.

Thanks for that.I downloaded the pdf file you mentioned and it is that that i used to finally decide on its ID.