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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

Useful Information for Identification and Further Reading

Publications

Guide to ladybirds of the British Islesa foldout chart by the Field Studies Council

Guide to the ladybird larvae of the British Isles – a foldout chart by the Field Studies Council (www.field-studies-council.org)

Helen Roy, Peter Brown, Robert Frost and Remy Poland (2011), Ladybirds (Coccinellidae) of Britain and Irelandan Atlas, Field Studies Council (2011)

Helen Roy, Peter M.J. Brown, Richard F. Comont, Remy L. Poland and John J. Sloggett (2013), Ladybirds, Naturalists’ Handbook 10, Pelagic Publishing (2013)

Helen Roy and Peter Brown, (2018), Field Guide to the Ladybirds of Great Britain and Ireland, (illustrated by Richard Lewington) Bloomsbury Wildlife (2018)

Websites

Ladybirds of Ireland , Roy Anderson  www.habitas.org.uk/ladybirds

UK Ladybird Survey www.coleoptera.org.uk/coccinellidae/home

UK Beetle Recording www.coleoptera.org.uk/home

The Guardian Guide to Ladybirds – in pictures : www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2013/jul/22/ladybird-species-harlequin-uk-insects

 

A short glossary of  terms

Anterior: front end of beetle
Adelgids: woolly aphids
Aphids: greenfly or blackfly
Coccids: scale insects
Coxa: part of leg connected to thorax
Dorsal
: upper surface (see ventral)
Elytra
: plural of elytron
Elytron
: hardened forewing
Femur
: leg segment above knee (‘thigh’)
Femora
: plural of femur
Melanic
: dark colour form
Pronotum: plate-like structure on thorax

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