Another brand-new arrival!
This ladybug just emerged from the pupa, and is still catching her breath. Most of the ones I've seen just after hatching have unspotted backs; the spots gradually darken over a few days. But this one has all her spots. The "skin" is still slightly traslucent around the edges.
At this stage, for a brief while, ladybugs are moist and a bit sticky. If one is turned on her back on a piece of paper or fabric, she will be trapped and unable to free herself.
It's a vulnerable moment. They spend the first few minutes just taking stock, doing a bit of grooming and stretching, drying off. Then -- lunch! They hurry off to find a juicy aphid.