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Twentyfour-spot ladybird

Observed: 11th April 2010 By: Jane FD
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Description:

Very small ladybird found in grass

Identifications
Species interactions

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Comments

Jane FD's picture

10-spot ladybird

Thanks for your help, I used the FSC ID chart and having looked again I do agree with you as there is a white pronotum. I found the fused spots confusing.

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Yes, this Adalia

Yes, this Adalia decempunctata - it's larger than the 24-spot, and, as mentioned, has the white pronotum as opposed to the orange of Subcoccinella. This is an unusually heavily marked form of the 10-spot - usually the black spots are far smaller, as in the form on the FSC chart

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