There are 47 species of Coccinellidae resident in Britain and Ireland. Some species are brightly coloured and these are colloquially termed “ladybirds”. Others are small and inconspicuous, although these, on closer inspection, are just as attractive as their charismatic counterparts.
This all colour atlas describes the distribution of ladybirds in Britain, Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands, using data collated through the Biological Records Centre Coccinellidae Recording Scheme (including the UK Ladybird Survey) since 1964.
As well as distribution maps, the book uses colour photographs and text to help with the identification of ladybird species and to provide information on life histories, behaviour, host plants and prey, and details of the enemies of ladybirds, especially their parasites.
204pages, 194 colour photos, 50 distribution maps