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.
Tytthaspis sedecimpunctata - Larva Portrait of same larva:
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105961/tytthaspis_sedecimpunctata_-_larva_portrait.html Coccinellidae,Coccinellinae,Geotagged,Ladybird,Larva,Netherlands,Sixteen-spot Ladybird,Tytthaspis,Tytthaspis sedecimpunctata,nl: Zestienstippelig lieveheersbeestje

Habitat

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.
Tytthaspis sedecimpunctata - Female Just noticed that we didn´t have clear images of female 16-spot yet, so here they are ... 
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113779/tytthaspis_sedecimpunctata_-_upskirt_darker.html
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/113780/tytthaspis_sedecimpunctata_-_portrait_female.html
For comparison of sexual dimorphism in head colouring, here is a male uploaded previously:
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/77668/tytthaspis_sedecimpunctata_-_mugshot_male.html Coccinellidae,Coccinellinae,Geotagged,Ladybird,Netherlands,Sixteen-spot Ladybird,Tytthaspis,Tytthaspis sedecimpunctata,nl: Zestienstippelig lieveheersbeestje

Food

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.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderColeoptera
FamilyCoccinellidae
GenusTytthaspis
SpeciesT. sedecimpunctata
Photographed in
Netherlands