Ladybirds by Helen E. RoyLadybirds by Helen E. Roy


byHelen E. Roy, Peter M. J. Brown, Richard F. Comont

Paperback | April 15, 2013

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This revised and updated edition of Ladybirds provides a succinct but comprehensive and accessible overview of the biology of ladybirds and their parasites, focusing on ecology in an evolutionary context. It 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.

In 1997 Helen Roy completed her PhD (on the ecology of ladybirds, Pandora neoaphidis(fungal insect pathogen) and other aphid natural enemies) at Rothamsted Research (linked with Nottingham University) and took up a position as lecturer in the Department of Life Sciences at Anglia Ruskin University.Helen combined research with teaching ...
Title:LadybirdsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:142 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:April 15, 2013Publisher:Pelagic PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1907807071

ISBN - 13:9781907807077

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Editorial Reviews

It's pretty much the only book you'll ever need if you want to get into ladybirds. It covers everything from life history, evolutionary biology, population and more. It also has a key to help you identify and a section on how and where to collect ladybirds for recording. If you like ladybirds, you'll like this book!