Bath Wildlife Sightings

Adalia decempunctata (10-spot Ladybird), Royal Victoria Park, Bath, ST7465

Confirmed

Date first seen

Date last seen

Frequency of Sighting

Species

Adalia decempunctata (Linnaeus - 1758) (10-spot Ladybird)

Evidence

Quantity

Pair mating

Locality

Royal Victoria Park, Bath

Habitat

Turkey Oak

Environmental Conditions

Sunny

Grid Reference

ST741654

Other Information

This is the most variable of the native ladybirds. The smaller male looks rather like the Harlequin Ladybird but the markings on the head and thorax are different. The wing-cases of several species are yellow or orange when they emerge but later darken to a more characteristic red.

Recorded by

Rob Randall

Identified by

Rob Randall
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