TF9626 : What IS this insect?

taken 10 years ago, near to Great Ryburgh, Norfolk, Great Britain

What IS this insect?
What IS this insect?
On a nettle at the edge of a wood sat this insect, bold as brass and undeterred by a camera at macro distance away. What is it? Such defensive-offensive marking deserves to be better known. (On 10/08/08 - almost exactly its anniversary!) Paul Dickson tells me that this is a pupa and larva of a 7 spotted ladybird.
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TF9626, 19 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 11 August, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 14 August, 2007
Category
Insects > Insects   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 961 260 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:47.8032N 0:54.4331E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 961 260
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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