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Ladybug - Coccinella septempunctata

Ladybug - Coccinella septempunctata
Fort Kent, Aroostook County, Maine, USA
July 25, 2005
Could this be Hippodamia?
On clover.
Introduced repeatedly as pest control.

Looks exactly like
Seven spotted Lady Beetle, Coccinella septempunctata on the Guelph poster here and in the guide here, but we're usually wrong on these guys. Luckily Eric will be having a lady beetle expert look over the images in BugGuide soon, so you can just leave it on the family page and await the correct answer!

Thank you
Now I see it; you are most likely right.

This is indeed a seven-spotted, or "C-7" as they are known to agricultural entomologists. They have driven out native species to the extent that nine-spotted lady beetles (the only other one you could possibly confuse with C-7) are only rarely seen now:-(