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Psyllobora vigintiduopunctata - Mugshot  22-spot Ladybird,Coccinellidae,Coccinellinae,Ladybird,Psyllobora,Psyllobora vigintiduopunctata,Twenty-two Spot Ladybird,compound eyes,nl: Citroenlieveheersbeestje Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Awesome! I had not kept track of your growing ladybird mugshots list but seeing it now I'm in awe. Very cool, great work! Posted 2 years ago
    1. First update in a while, so you didn't miss much, probably ;o) More to come ... when time allows ... Posted 2 years ago
  2. Fantastic shot! Setup?
    Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks Stephen :o) Not much in terms of setup I'm afraid. Cheap 15€ 2nd hand Fuji S5800 bridge camera with a Raynox MSN202 screw-on macro "filter" adapter and a make shift diffuser from old yogourt cups or some such. Pretty much a very beat-up 10x repaired with Sellotape version of this:
      Posted 2 years ago
      1. Pretty fantastic that you are capturing images like this on a setup like that. I am amazed and admire your ability to achieve this result via your very creative and obviously capable gear. Posted 2 years ago
        1. I take that as a compliment :o) And yes - it has become sort of a sport to try and "almost" equal the results that friends get with gear that would easily pay for my car and motorcycle together ;o) Posted 2 years ago
          1. Yeah man! Take it as a great compliment as you deserve a lot of credit for your amazing photographs. You are talented! Posted 2 years ago
            1. Thanks Stephen and Cheers! :o) Posted 2 years ago

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''Psyllobora vigintiduopunctata'' , the Twenty-two Spot Ladybird (often written as 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 .

A Finnish name of this beetle, ''22-pistepirkko'', is the origin of the name of the popular band.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded Jul 13, 2018.