10-spot Ladybird Adalia decempunctata (Linnaeus, 1758)
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The 10-spot Ladybird shows considerable variation in both the number of spots present and ground colour of the elytra and may even have anything from no spots, up to 15 spots. The typical colouration is illustrated in the top two photos. It is most numerous on trees but does occur occasionally on low vegetation. Length around 4.5 - 5mm.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Adalia decempunctata
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Tim Sexton. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Nottingham City Council. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records).

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Updated February 2017

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