The adult seven-spotted lady beetle is relatively large (7-8 mm). The body is oval and dome-shaped, and it has a white or pale spot on either side of the head. The black spot pattern on the body is usually 1-4-2, with either red or orange forewings.
Lady beetle larva can grow up to 7-8 mm in length and are dark with three pairs of prominent legs. Eggs are about 1 mm long and are small and spindle shaped (Weeden, et al 1996).
Range length: 7-8 (high) mm.
Other Physical Features: ectothermic ; heterothermic ; bilateral symmetry
Sexual Dimorphism: sexes alike