Mostly quoted as an Canary Islands endemic, but there are some rumours it may have been recorder from Madeira too.
After finding the ladybird in a slit under the headlight of the rental car I took her "home" for images.
(a) Devoured a Coccinella larva found at the same road side stop and kept in the same tube - stupid, stupid me :o((
(b) Deposited some eggs in the tube that I had kept her in (together with the other larva) :o)
The eggs were transferred onto a leaf and were eventually taken home to try and document a development cycle, that to my knowledge is not available yet for this species on the internet, so here is a start ...
Coccinella miranda is a ladybird beetle in the subgenus Spilota of the genus Coccinella and as such most closely related to the continental European Coccinella undecimpunctata.