Name: 22-spot Ladybird
Scientific name: Psyllobora 22-punctata
Nature Stars: 30
About: A small ladybird, about 3mm long. Bright yellow with 22 round black spots on the wing cases. Found in a wide variety of habitats, particulary grassland, woodland edge, towns and gardens. Feeds on mildew on various plants.
How to identify: Told from the larger 14-spot Ladybird, the only other yellow and black ladybird, by the more rounded spots, which never merge into each other.
Where: England and Wales
Fantastic fact: This ladybird doesn't eat aphids. It prefers to munch of mildew (fungus) and other plants.
Photograph credit: Jon Hawkins