Lady beetle #3

This one is a Seven-Spotted Lady Beetle, Coccinella septempunctata. It was on the office door when I arrived at work this morning – I captured it and now it’s munching on colorful aphids on my desk. I’ve only seen the species once before in Philly. It’s non-native and common, so not the a) best or b) most exciting thing to find, but hey, it’s a new species for the year and I do like finding and capturing lady beetles! (Which, if you haven’t gathered this yet, I keep in captivity for a while and then release; I don’t have a collection of pinned insects.)
Seven-spotted Lady Beetle

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