There are more than 40 species of these familiar beetles in Britain. Many are predatory on aphids and other insects, a few eat fungi or plants.

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Mating 7-spot ladybirds (Coccinella 7-punctata) on Skimmia

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Common name: Ladybirds
Latin name: Coccinellidae
Distribution: Widespread
Food: Some eats aphids and other insects, others feed on mildews and some on plants

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