Saturday, 28 May 2016
Psyllobora vigintiduopunctata (Linnaeus, 1758) - 22-spot ladybird - Cyprus
Psyllobora vigintiduopunctata (often abbreviated to Psyllobora 22-punctata), the 22-spot ladybird, is a 3–5 mm long ladybird commonly found in Europe . Unlike most other ladybirds which feed on aphids, P. 22-punctata eats mildew especially from umbellifers and low-growing shrubs. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Probably the first record of the species in Cyprus.
Photos at Aradippou 20/5/2016, by Michael Hadjiconstantis.