22-spot ladybird, 22-spot ladybird larvae, British ladybirds, ladybird larvae, Psyllobora vigintiduopunctata
Yesterday was the first time I’ve seen the larvae of the 22-spot ladybird (Psyllobora vigintiduopunctata).
I was checking Lesser burdock plants for their special fly Terellia tussilaginis when I noticed first the distinctive yellow-and-black markings of the adult 22-spot and then, lower down on the big floppy burdock leaves at ground level, several of the also distinctive larvae. I do like it when insects are easy to identify!
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