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10 Spot Ladybird - Adalia decempunctata

10-spot ladybird - Adalia decempunctata


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Een lieveheersbeestje kan goed toneelspelen. Als het bij gevaar op zijn rug terecht komt trekt het de pootjes en antennes in en doet alsof of het dood is. Zo hoopt het dat het met rust gelaten wordt. Als het gevaar voorbij is, draait het kevertje zich op de buik en vliegt gewoon weg.


Door zijn kleuren (bv. rood met zwarte stippen) laat het lieveheersbeestje zien dat het erg vies smaakt. Als een dier toch een lieveheersbeestje eet zal het de vieze smaak niet vergeten en andere lieveheersbeestjes voortaan met rust laten. Sommige lieveheersbeestjes, zoals de rode lieveheersbeestjes met 7 stippen zijn ook echt giftig voor jonge koolmeesjes.


Een ander verdedigingsmechanisme is het gele vocht dat het lieveheersbeestje kan afscheiden aan zijn pootjes. Als je zachtjes tegen het lieveheersbeestje tikt of als een vogel hem oppakt, scheidt het die vloeistof af. Het gele goedje stinkt en smaakt erg bitter. Een vogel zou het lieveheersbeestje meteen loslaten als hij dat proeft en zo is het lieveheersbeestje gered.


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Being one of my fave species, I'm always pleased to find it!

Main shot from Shawbury Heath last Sunday, and the one in comments is from Eardington Quarry a couple of weeks back!


aka 10-spot! One of my fave species!

Merrington Green - Shropshire (April 2015)

But not a 24-spot ladybird!

It's a 10-spot 'chasing' a 14-spot!

Lee Brockhurst (SIG) - Shropshire

the 'decempustulata' form, which is my favourite!

Bretoncelles - Parc du Perche - France (July 19)

Such adorable little ladybirds!

Wollerton Wetlands - Shropshire

Do love this species' variability!

Oswestry Old Racecourse - Shropshire

A very mucky one (dried aphid juice)!

Wem Moss - Shropshire (May 20)

aka 10-spot. One of my fave species!

On Prunus padus (Bird cherry) with lots of aphids!

Upton Magna - Shropshire

aka 10-spot, and yet another form!

Venus Pool - Shropshire (May 12)

Rather liked the red sutural line on this one!

Shawbury Heath - Shropshire

Not sure if it's fairly newly eclosed, or if that's just it's colouring, but thought it rather lovely! It was certainly lively! Dorsal shot in comments.

Aire de la Mare des Fourches - France

- Adalia decempunctata


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f. decempustulata which is my fave form!

Shawbury Moat - Shropshire (May 20)

Definitely one of my fave species!

Shawbury Moat - Shropshire (June 20)

Pleased to find these 3 beauties last Sunday. Shawbury Heath - Shropshire

Another shot of this beauty (fave form!) from last year!

Shawbury Moat - Shropshire (May 20)

Formicidae & Coccinellidae Adalia decempunctata

A rather nicely marked one!

(from the archives)


Wem Moss - Shropshire

the gorgeous decempustulata form!

Shawbury Heath - Shropshire (May 20)

Thinking about leaving my company!

Harcourt - Shropshire (April 20)

Think it might be a 10-spot, as it's quite pale, but the Adalia larvae are hard to separate!

Upton Magna - Shropshire

Another nicely patterned one! (with a mucky face!)

Harcourt - Shropshire

Just to show the size difference between a 10 spot ladybird (native) and the Harlequin 'invader'! (also aphids lurking in the BG!)

Tesco car park - Shrewsbury

The bird cherries (Prunus padus) are developing well now, and the ladybirds are already making their way to them in readiness for the aphids that normally explode on them in the spring!

Upton Magna - Shropshire

With rather attractive markings!

Brown Moss - Shropshire (June 20)

Do love this form!

Shawbury Heath - Shropshire

Une coccinelle dont les élytres ont des motifs très variés.

A rather nicely patterned one!

Upton Magna - Shropshire

Was very pleased to find these 2 beauties last Sunday! The 10-spot is one of my fave species!

Prees Heath - Shropshire

Back to the archives, and warmer times!

Shawbury Moat - Shropshire (May 20)

By far the tiniest individual of this species I've ever found!

Shawbury Heath - Shropshire

surrounded by lots of food!

Aston Locks - Shropshire (June 20)

Coccinellidae Adalia decempunctata

une coccinelle dont les élytres ont des motifs variés.

Do love this species! Hopefully will find plenty more in 2020!

Upton Magna - Shropshire

aka 10-spot, on heather.

The Cliffe - Shropshire

Harlequin ??? though I don't recall it being of a particularly large size. I hope not as I found this locally in Glentrool.

Thank you Mick for ID, many images of this form available on a web search.

Very excited to find my first 10-spot of the year last Sunday!

Sansaw - Shropshire

aka 10-spot, from back in 2013!

Wanted it included in the album.

St Dégan - Morbihan - Brittany

with a Harlequin in comments!

Mousefield - Shrewsbury

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