This species does not have the typical ladybird shape. The ten-spot ladybird is difficult to identify because it shows a wide variety of spots and colors ranging from yellow to black.
It is an arboreal species, in broadleaved trees, intensely active in search of aphids or, failing that, scale insects, Acari, even pollen or nectar. It is also encountered on conifers. Sometimes it occurs on herbaceous plants, particularly nettles in spring.
The ten-spot ladybird is quite common.
Adalia decempunctata (Linné, 1758)