Coccinella septempunctata - Laura Dutu
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Coccinella is an insect known as 'ladybird' or 'ladybug', native to Japan. Usually, it is red or orange with black dots. The number of dots does not look its age, but rather the species of belonging. Coccinella belongs to several species like 'Coccinella septempunctata', 'Coccinella undecimpunctata', 'Coccinella quinquepunctata', 'Coccinella magnifica' or 'Coccinella hieroglyphica'. Most species are carnivorous. A ladybug can achieve incredible speeds, it can fly even 60 km / h. Its performance does not end there. Also it can travel at altitudes of over 1,000 meters. All over the world, there are over 5,000 species of ladybugs, all belonging to the family Coccinellidae, with size between 1 and 10 mm. All ladybugs live only one year.
The ladybug is one of the most important symbols of spring. In romanian tradition and another cultures, it is said that it brings luck especially when it sits on you (for example, if a ladybug sits in your palm and then fly away, it can mean that nice days will come) and killing a ladybug can bring bad luck.
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