His carapace reminded me of armour
On yesterday's shot...It was indeed a Harlequin Ladybird(Ladybug) nymph. Well done Stephen-next time I'm in Aus, or you are over here-I'll pay up.
Everyone else who guessed correctly get to hear my enthralling lecture on Insect Morphology which will be held at the Village Hall in Earley on Wednesday. It's only 4 1/2 hours long, but the church seats are a bit hard so, bring a cushion ;-)