Twenty-two Spot Ladybird Psyllobora vigintiduopunctata (22-punctata)

Twenty-two-spot Ladybird
22-spot Ladybird
The 22-spot Ladybird is small and has a bright yellow background colour with black spots. There are 10-11 spots on each wing-case. The spots rarely (never?) fuse together.
22-spot Ladybird
22-spot Ladybird
22-spot Ladybird
There are another 5 spots on the "pronotum" or thorax shield. One variant (usually or always male) has a white background to the pronotum.
22-spot Ladybird
22-spot Ladybird
22-spot Ladybird
The 22-spot Ladybird is another gardener's friend as it eats mildew.
22-spot Ladybirds coupled
22-spot Ladybirds coupled together
This pair of 22-spot yellow ladybirds remained coupled together on the move, walking across the oak leaf.
22-spot Ladybird taking flight
Unlike the 14-spot, the body is brown, not yellow.
22-spot Ladybird with ant and red spider mite 22-spot with ant and red spider mite.
22-spot Ladybird
22-spot Ladybird larva
22-spot Ladybird larva The 22-spot larva is bright yellow with black spots like the adult
22-spot Ladybird larva eating mildew The larva loves mildew
22-spot Ladybird larva