Coccinella undecimpunctata

<I>Coccinella undecimpunctata</I> (Linné, 1758)

Eleven-spot ladybird

Morphology

It resembles its 7-spot cousin but its profile is more elongate.
The maxillary palps are completely black.
The elytra can be red with black spots or even black with red spots and the margins more or less parallel over half their length.

Diet

Aphids make up the staple diet, however this ladybird can exploit any other substitution foods, of animal or plant origin

Habitat

This ladybird occurs almost everywhere with a marked preference for coastal areas.
It frequents a great range of herbaceous plants but also diverse crop plants: Poaceae, Fabaceae and Brassiceae.

Modification date : 07 February 2023 | Publication date : 30 August 2011 | Redactor : Evelyne Turpeau, Maurice Hullé, Bernard Chaubet