Sixteen-spot Ladybird

Tytthaspis sedecimpunctata

''Tytthaspis sedecimpunctata'' is a species of beetle in family Coccinellidae. It is found in the Palearctic - Europe, North Africa, European Russia the Caucasus, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Transcaucasia, Northern Kazakhstan, Western Asiaand Northwest China.
It is an inhabitant of the grass layer occurring on dunes, inland dunes,sandy shores and bodden, in Eurasian steppe or on wastelands and dry meadows and occasionally in marshy meadows. It is recorded as feeding on aphids but also on Pucciniales and powdery mildew, on the pollen on Gramineae, Compositae, and Convolvulaceae, and also on mites and thrips