Ladybirds of Southampton and the surrounding areas

10-spot Ladybird

The 10-spot is another ladybird which has many colour variants. This first photo is the typical 10-spot

10-spot Ladybird

10-spot Ladybird, orange/black spots

This insect was filmed at Baddesley Common, 24 March 2005.

10-spot Ladybird, orange/black spots

10-spot Ladybird, 2-tone

Each half of the elytra is a different colour in this ladybird, filmed in Telegraph Woods, West End, Southampton.

10-spot Ladybird, 2-tone

10-spot Ladybird, 2 yellow spots

Another variation from Baddesley Common is this form bi-maculata (which is more usually the black melanic with 2 red spots).

10-spot Ladybird, 2 yellow spots

10-spot Ladybird, yellow/rust chequered.

Ther are a number of chequered ladybirds, which all come under the form 'decempustulata'

10-spot Ladybird, yellow/rust chequered.

10-spot Ladybird, yellow/black chequered

Filmed on a nettle patch at Peartree Green in Southampton on 6 April 2005.

10-spot Ladybird, yellow/black chequered

10-spot Ladybird, red/black chequered

Also filmed at Peartree Green.

10-spot Ladybird, red/black chequered

10-spot Ladybird, unspotted

This ladybird which has no spots at all was filmed at Peartree Green.

10-spot Ladybird, unspotted

10-spot Ladybird, faint spots

Baddesley Common, 24 March 2005.

10-spot Ladybird, faint spots

10-spot Ladybird, light spotting

Filmed at Forest Front in Southampton 13 April 2005.

10-spot Ladybird, light spotting

10-spot Ladybird, melanic

The melanic form (black with red markings) of the 10-spot is the most common variation to be found. This one was filmed at Baddesley Common on 23 March 2005.

10-spot Ladybird, melanic

10-spot Ladybird, multi-coloured

This most unusual colour variant was another Peartree Green special (6 April 2005), and is the last of the 10-spot variations.

10-spot Ladybird, multi-coloured

All pictures
© Peter Burford


All pictures
© Peter Burford