Ladybirds (Naturalists' Handbook No. 10)
Revised and updated edition of the 1989 edition by Majerus and Kearns. Succinct but comprehensive overview of the biology of ladybirds and their parasites, focusing on ecology in an evolutionary context.
Provides the latest information, coverage of recent additions to the British list including the harlequin ladybird, and makes suggestions for further research, both short and long term, highlighting gaps in knowledge and showing readers how to get involved with recording and studying ladybirds.
It includes updated keys for the identification of ladybirds at late-instar larval and adult stages, and techniques for studying ladybirds and their parasites in both laboratory and field. The authors hope that this book will be a valuable resource, not only for students, from school to university and beyond, but also for anyone with an interest in natural history, whether professional or recreational. 2nd edition.