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Vegetarian Ladybird Beetles

A 24-spot ladybird, Subcoccinella vigintiquatuorpunctata = Subcoccinella 24-punctata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae).  This species feeds on vegetation rather than aphids.  In the above photo you can see where the ladybird  has chewed away a small part of the leaf surface.  The following photo from 10 days later shows one which has chewed a much larger area:

First photo taken in the field below Chazey Wood, near Caversham, UK, on 2012-05-08.  Second photo taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2012-05-18.

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