Orange Ladybird Halyzia sedecimguttata

Orange Ladybird in plastic mac
Orange Ladybird
The sixteen-spot Orange Ladybird: this gardeners' friend in a plastic mac and see-through visor eats mould and mildew.
Orange Ladybird with visor
Plastic mac lockdown
Always has a bright orange background colour and usually has 16 white spots, but can have 12 or 14. Underside is wholly orange.
(The ladybird called the Sixteen-spot is a separate, small, yellow species with black spots.)
Orange Ladybird with visor Usually found on deciduous trees eating mildew. Also attracted to light at night.
Plastic mac lockdown 6-7mm long
Orange Ladybird Larva
Orange Ladybird larvae are yellow and white with black spots.
Orange Ladybird Larva with aphids
Orange Ladybird Larva
They also eat mildew and are not interested in the aphids above, although they may take small ones.
Orange Ladybird pupa
Orange Ladybird pupa
Orange Ladybird with pupa case
The pupa of the Orange Ladybird is black with yellow markings.