Saturday, 28 May 2016

Psyllobora vigintiduopunctata (Linnaeus, 1758) - 22-spot ladybird - Cyprus

Family: Coccinellidae

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. 
Many thanks to Maria Stelikou for her help on finding the species.

Photos at Aradippou 20/5/2016, by Michael Hadjiconstantis. 

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