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Hippodamia variegata

Hippodamia variegata is a species of black-spotted lady beetles belonging to the family Coccinellidae, subfamily Coccinellinae.

Hippodamia variegata var. costellata

It is present in the whole Europe, in the East Palearctic ecozone, in the Near East, in North Africa and in the Oriental region.

Head and pronotum are white-yellowish with a central black spot mask shaped. Elytra are red with a very variable number of black points (from zero up to thirteen).

The adults grow up to 3–6 millimetres (0.12–0.24 in) and can be encountered from March through October. They mainly feed on aphids.


  • Hippodamia variegata variegata (Goeze, 1777)
  • Hippodamia variegata doubledayi (Mulsant, 1850)
  • Hippodamia variegata variegata var costellata - Laicharting
  • Hippodamia variegata variegata var undecimpunctata - Schrank
  • Hippodamia variegata var novempunctata - Schrank


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