Ten-spot Ladybird

Adalia decempunctata

''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 to 15 spots.
Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderColeoptera
FamilyCoccinellidae
GenusAdalia
SpeciesA. decempunctata
Photographed in
France
Netherlands