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Clubiona juvenis
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Essex Field Club
Essex Field Club
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some common ladybirds

See also the Harlequin Ladybird page.


The 2 spot Ladybird is very variable in colour and pattern, occurring with a red or black background and with variable spots or markings. The 'standard' form has 2 black spots on a red background. The picture shows a standard and a common melanic form.

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2 Spot Ladybird © Paul Mabbott
Adalia bipunctata Copyright: Paul Mabbott


The 7 spot Ladybird is a relatively large species (7mm+), with 7 black spots on a red background and with black legs.

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7 Spot Ladybird © Peter Harvey
Coccinella septempunctata Copyright: Peter Harvey


14-spot Ladybird. Note the irregular oblong or squarish rather than round spots. The black markings may join into larger black areas.

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14 Spot Ladybird © Peter Harvey
Propylea quattuordecimpunctata Copyright: Peter Harvey


16-spot Ladybird. This is a small ladybird, often found on the ground and at the base of plants rather than higher up on vegetation. Note the joined outer markings.

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16 Spot Ladybird
© Paul Mabbott
Tytthaspis sedecimpunctata Copyright: Paul Mabbott


22-spot Ladybird. A yellow ladybird with round spots.

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22 Spot Ladybird © Peter Harvey
Psyllobora vigintiduopunctata Copyright: Peter Harvey


Pine Ladybird.

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Pine Ladybird © Peter Harvey
Pine ladybird adult Copyright: Peter Harvey