The 22 spot ladybird is a 3-5mm long ladybird commonly found in Europe. Unlinke most other ladybirds which feed on aphids, this ladybird eats mildew especially from umbellifers and low growing shrubs.
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These ladybirds are yellow with 22 black spots and are non-predatory. They like to eat mildews and other microscopic fungi that grow on plant tissue. They are found in England and some Mediterranean countries.
This species is usually found on flowers especially that of the Wild Artichoke. These beetles are highly desired by gardeners as biological control agents of a number of pest insects. They can serve as minor pollinators […]