Seven-Spotted LadyBird Beetle
Seven Spotted LadyBird Beetle "Coccinella septempunctata". In Germany they are called the Lady-beetles of the Virgin Mary" and they help to control grapevine pests. This one has seven spots and it is native to Europe. They are many different species of lady bugs. Some of them have no spots and there are others that have twenty. Our common native lady-bug has nine spots but their numbers are on the decline.
Photo: Mt Emily near La Grande, OR 7/13/2006 © Marvin Kellar