10-spot Ladybird Adalia 10-punctata
10-spot Ladybird, Monks Eleigh Garden, Suffolk, England, June 2010 - click for larger image Monks Eleigh Garden, Suffolk, England

The 10-spot Ladybird is common in the British Isles and is found in hedges and deciduous trees. This individual was found on a young oak tree. British distribution tends to be in the lowlands following the distribution of deciduous trees.
10-spot Ladybird, Monks Eleigh Garden, Suffolk, England, June 2010 - click for larger image It is highly variable in colour and markings and is probably best identified by its pale legs. It feeds on aphids.

For more information see the UK Ladybird survey.
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