Adalia decempunctata - Spotted form
Historically authors have described many, many "named" colour forms of Adalia decempunctata, even for this basic form with black dots on orange elytra, with different names depending on the number of spots. Frankly, only three forms should be recognized. Honek et al. (2005) call these spotted, chequered and dark. To me it makes more sense to use the names that have historically been associated with these forms the most frequently, being typica, decempustulata and bipustulata respectively. The latter is also often referred to as bimaculata. Maybe I should try and find out which name of the two would actually be best to use.
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''Adalia decempunctata'', commonly known as the Ten-spot Ladybird or Ten-spot Lady Beetle, is a carnivorous beetle of the family Coccinellidae.
The Ten-spotted Ladybird was one of the many species originally described by Linnaeus in his 18th century work, ''Systema Naturae'', its original name was ''Coccinella decempunctata''. Its specific name from the Latin ''decem'' "ten", and ''punctata'' "spotted".
A highly variable species, individuals may in fact bear anywhere from 0.. more