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common in gardens
Both adults and larvae eat small insects such as aphids, scale insects and mites.
Common Spotted Ladybirds lay eggs on food plants. The eggs hatch into carnivorous larvae, then pupate into oval pupae before hatching out as adults.
Common Name: Common Spotted Ladybird
Relatives in same Genus
Tortoise-shelled Ladybird "H. testudinaria"