While taking some photos of wild strawberries the other day I noticed this beetle on a late-flowering Veronica.
A giant ladybird?
No, a Cryptocephalus bipunctatus. (My sister identified it for me!)
I’ll just call her Dotty.
By the way, the German name (Zweipunktiger Fallkäfer) translates as a Double-Spotted Falling Beetle, as it apparently drops to the ground suddenly when threatened.