Larva of the 24-spot Ladybird (Subcoccinella vigintiquattuorpunctata)
Possibly my toughest subject from 2020 to photograph and video, given the almost imperceptible size of the Larva, the difficulty of getting a clear view in the grass without disturbing it, and a blustery wind making reasonable focus hugely difficult to maintain.
However, we got there eventually and to see this little thing (that's a blade of grass) go about its business made it worth it:
See and read about it here:
''Subcoccinella vigintiquatuorpunctata'' is a beetle in the family Coccinellidae. It is the only member of the genus ''Subcoccinella''. It has the typical, almost semi-spherical, ladybird shape and is patterned with spots. However it differs from many of the well-known ladybirds in being neither smooth and shiny nor an eater of aphids: the wing-cases look velvety and it eats fungal moulds on plants.