Not very big black ladybird with red spots

Not very big black ladybird with red spots

Observation - Not very big black ladybird with red spots - UK and Ireland. Description: I was out today helping people pick-their-own Christmas trees and found this little chap. He had a friend but he fell off before I could snap him. This one confuses me though. My first thought was that he was a Pine ladybird but the front comma-shaped

I was out today helping people pick-their-own Christmas trees and found this little chap. He had a friend but he fell off before I could snap him.

This one confuses me though. My first thought was that he was a Pine ladybird but the front comma-shaped spots seem to be pointing the wrong way. Harlequin is my next thought but he seemed a bit small, he's sitting on my index finger, and his white eye-spots aren't very pronounced.