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Coccinella Ladybugs


California (Coccinella californica)

Hieroglyphic (Coccinella hieroglyphica)

Johnson (Coccinella johnsoni)

Mountain Ladybug (Coccinella monticola)

Nine spotted (Coccinella novemnotata)

Seven spotted (Coccinella septempunctata)

Transverse (Coccinella transversoguttata)

Three banded (Coccinella trifasciata)


Hieroglyphic Ladybug

Hieroglyphic Ladybug (Coccinella hieroglypica) - Tiny red-yellow wing covers with 2 large black spots and black W shape near the front. The head shield is black with 2 small white spots. (about 1/8 inch) 3.7 to 4.7 mm. Return to Index.


Mountain Ladybug (Coccinella monticola) - Large ladybug with wing covers with 5 large black spots. Found on mountain trails in the Summer. Return to Index.

9 Spotted Ladybug

Nine Spotted Ladybug (Coccinella novemnotata) - Large orange wing covered lady beetle with 9 black spots. The head shield is black with 2 white spots on each side. (about 1/8 - 1/4 inch) 4.7 to 7.0 mm. Return to Index.

7 Spotted Ladybug

Seven Spotted Ladybug (Coccinella septempunctata) - Large, dome-shaped lady beetle with orange-red wing covers and 7 black spots usually in 1-4-2 pattern. Head shield is black with 2 large white spots on each side. Imported from Europe for aphid control. (about 1/4 inch) 6.5 to 7.8 mm. Larvae are dark and alligator-like with 3 pairs of prominent legs; length is about same as adult. Eggs are spindle shaped and about 1/32" (1 mm) long. Attacks pea, cowpea, green peach, potato, corn leaf and melon aphids. Also attacks Greenbug. Adults overwinter near fields containing prey and eat many aphids in the Spring before laying 200 - 1000 eggs in small clusters over a 1 - 3 month period. The larvae grow from 1/32" - 5/16" (1 to 8 mm) in about a month. The larvae will cover up 30 ft (12 m) in search of prey. Pupating takes from 3 - 12 days depending on temperature. There may be 2 generations each year. Return to Index.

Transverse Ladybug

Transverse Ladybug (Coccinella transversoguttata) - Red wing covers with black band near front and 4 broad black spots toward the rear. The head shield is black with 2 white spots like eyes on each side. Return to Index.

3 Banded Ladybug

Three Banded Ladybug (Coccinella trifasciata) - Much smaller than the similar marked transverse lady beetle. Wing covers are orange-yellow with 4 black bands towards the rear and one large one near the front. The head cover is black with large white markings near front. (about 1/8 inch) 4.0 to 5.0 mm. Return to Index.

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