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Invertebrates

Observed: 26th September 2009 By: pag374
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
pag374’s reputation in Invertebrates
26.9.09.7
Description:

Item is a ladybird

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

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

Comments

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seven-spot ladybirds

I suppose to be really picky I should say that there is also the Scarce Seven-spot Ladybird, which looks very similar (but has two additional white spots on the underside). However, the Scarce species is strongly associated with the nests of Wood Ants, and is unlikely to be found unless specifically searched for in or very near such nests.

All of which is a long-winded way of saying that I agree with the suggested identification!

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