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Friday, 22 August 2014

At least 22 spots on this lovely little insect

I found 3 of these marvellous 22-spot Ladybirds (Psyllobora vigintiduopunctata) in Rainham Marshes' Cordite Store yesterday. It's not a rare ladybird, and is pretty widespread across the UK, but it's always nice to see one.

Apparently, they eat a lot of honeydew. I can't see what this one is eating, but I guess it might be something similar.
This isn't a fancy video. It's just a compilation of clips I shot while checking to see just how close I could get with the lens, extension tubes and extenders that I have. The ladybird is just 4mm long, so I got pretty close!