|7-spot Ladybird Coccinella 7-punctata
|Monks Eleigh Garden, Suffolk,
The 7-spot Ladybird is probably the most common ladybird in Britain and is slightly larger than the other common ladybird, the 2-spot Ladybird Adalia 2-punctata.
Adults hibernate in hidden corners and emerge in spring to lay eggs on plants that attract aphids. The larvae spend about 6 weeks feeding voraciously on aphids before pupating and emerging as adults about 2 months after starting out as eggs.
There is more information including a couple of video clips on the BBC website.
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