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== Physical Anatomy ==
 
== Physical Anatomy ==
The length of a full-grown seven-spot ladybird varies from 7.6 to 10.0 mm. The bright colors combined with the distinctive spots make them rather unappealing to predators similar as [[Spanish Fly]]. Like most other beetles, the ladybirds secrete a fluid when attacked or under stress. This defensive fluid, known as reflex blood, is rich in the alkaloid Adaline which gives them a very foul taste. Ladybirds have the ability to synthesize toxic alkaloids such as N-oxide coccinelline and precoccineline. The toxicity of a single specific ladybird is indicated by the size of the spots and coloration.
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The length of a full-grown seven-spot ladybird varies from 7.6 to 10.0 mm. The bright colors combined with the distinctive spots make them rather unappealing to predators. Like most other beetles, the ladybirds secrete a fluid when attacked or under stress. This defensive fluid, known as reflex blood, is rich in the alkaloid Adaline which gives them a very foul taste. Ladybirds have the ability to synthesize toxic alkaloids such as N-oxide coccinelline and precoccineline. The toxicity of a single specific ladybird is indicated by the size of the spots and coloration.
 
A funny and interesting fact to note is that when the seven-spot Ladybird feels afraid or threatened, it can play dead and secrete the defensive fluid simultaneously. These beetles also have around 11 segments in their antennae, and their toes are segmented into four different parts.
 
A funny and interesting fact to note is that when the seven-spot Ladybird feels afraid or threatened, it can play dead and secrete the defensive fluid simultaneously. These beetles also have around 11 segments in their antennae, and their toes are segmented into four different parts.
  

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