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New book reveals the lives of British ladybirds

Published: 23 June 2008

Front cover of the new publication, A year in the lives of British ladybirds, depicting a group of seven spot ladybirds

Iconically coloured, friends to farmers and gardeners alike, and named after The Virgin Mary, ladybirds are undoubtedly the most popular of all the beetles.

This book, which originated as a series of articles in the Bug Club Magazine, recounts how we can discover British ladybirds in their natural habitats through the year.

Written by three hugely experienced 'ladybirders', the book provides instructions of how, when and where to find different species of ladybird, how to identify the adults, and facilitates involvement in current research projects on ladybirds. Excitingly, the book sets out ways in which readers can contribute to national surveys of ladybirds, initiated as a result of the recent arrival of the invasive alien harlequin ladybird in 2004.

The book is now available from our online shop:
A year in the lives of British ladybirds


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