As I mentioned yesterday, there was this funny little furry ladybird pottering about with the ants on our Rock Rose. Keith kindly identified it for me as a 24 Spotted Subcoccinella Vigintiquattuorpunctata - what a mouthfull!
EDIT: see below, thanks to Ade I now believe (with him) that this is a Varied Carpet Beetle (anthrenus verbasci)
This ant found the same when it attacked it. After a short time it decided it was getting nowhere and left it alone.
The ladybird then unwrapped its legs and mouth parts and carried on as if nothing had happened (a shot of this is in the mods section)
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Varied carpet beetle
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