Ladybirds (Coccinellidae) of Britain and Ireland
There are 47 species of ladybird (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.
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. Provides information on life histories, behaviour, host plants and prey and details of ladybirds, especially their parasites.