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7-Spot Ladybird searching galls on sycamore

Observed: 13th August 2011 By: Peter PearsonPeter Pearson’s reputation in InvertebratesPeter Pearson’s reputation in InvertebratesPeter Pearson’s reputation in InvertebratesPeter Pearson’s reputation in Invertebrates
7-Spot Ladybird searching galls on sycamore
Description:

This 7-Spot was found rummaging around among galls on a sycamore leaf.It appeared to be biting open the galls to gain access to the contents. I have never observed this behaviour before.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

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

Comments

Hanjague's picture

7-spot ladybird

Have you thought of telling the UK Ladybird survey about this? - I'm sure they would be interested. You can find them easily by Googling them.

Hanjague

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Thanks Hanjague

I send all my records of ladybirds to be processed later in the year.