22-spot ladybird (Psyllobora 22-punctata)

22-spot ladybird (Psyllobora 22-punctata)

 

22-spot ladybird (Psyllobora 22-punctata)
Size: 3 - 4mm
Basic colour: yellow or black
Pattern colour: black spots
Number of spots: 20-22
Spot fusions: rare
Melanic (black) form: no

Pronotum: yellow with five discrete black spots
Leg colour: brown
Habitat: low vegetation
Host plant: various, particularly hogweed
Overwintering: in low herbage
Food: mildews

Other notes: Larva is yellowish with black spots and black legs.