Field Guide to the Ladybirds of Great Britain and Ireland Book

Field Guide to the Ladybirds of Great Britain and Ireland


  • Author : Helen Roy
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-11-29
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472935694

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Field Guide to the Ladybirds of Great Britain and Ireland Excerpt :

"A ground-breaking identification guide ... the perfect marriage of artistic excellence, deep knowledge and, dare I say it, of scientists' genuine affection." BRETT WESTWOOD This brand new illustrated field guide covers all 47 species of ladybird occurring in the British Isles in a handy and easy-to-use format. Twenty-seven species are colourful and conspicuous and easily recognised as ladybirds; the remaining species are more challenging, but the clear illustrations and up-to-date text in this guide will help to break down the identification barriers. A useful introduction provides an overview of ladybird ecology, tips on studying and recording, and suggested sites for finding ladybirds. The main part of the book comprises detailed species texts, covering field characters, food, habitats, suggested survey methods, ranges, conservation statuses and distribution trends. An illustrated at-a-glance identification guide and helpful pointers for differentiating similar-looking species are also included. With 102 colour photographs and 47 distribution maps, combined with Richard Lewington's peerless artwork, this is the definitive guide to one of our most cherished and charismatic insect groups.

Field Guide to the Bees of Great Britain and Ireland Book

Field Guide to the Bees of Great Britain and Ireland


  • Author : Steven Falk
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-09-19
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472970374

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Field Guide to the Bees of Great Britain and Ireland Excerpt :

Bees are a fascinating and indispensable group of insects, but many species are in decline, and efforts to help determine distributions and changes in abundance have to date been compromised by a serious lack of identification resources. This eagerly anticipated new addition to the highly acclaimed British Wildlife Field Guides series will unravel the complexities of identification, and is designed to cater for people new to the bee world as well as to more experienced recorders who wish to identify every species accurately. It provides the latest information on the identification, ecology, status and distribution of all 275 species of bee in Britain, Ireland and the Channel Islands. - Written by Steven Falk, professional naturalist and conservationist with over forty years' experience of working with bees - Illustrated with over 1,000 colour and black & white artworks by Richard Lewington, one of Europe's leading insect artists - Stunning photographs of living insects as seen in the wild - 234 up-to-date distribution maps - Comprehensive introduction to bee classification, ecology, field techniques and recording, a full glossary, and information on how to separate the sexes and distinguish bees from other insects - Introductions to families and genera, describing key characters and life histories - Detailed species descriptions covering field and microscopic characters, similar species, variants, flight season, habitat, flowers visited, nesting habits, status & distribution, and parasites & associates - A series of innovative illustrated keys to genera and species, designed to guide the user step by step through the identification process

A Field Guide to Harlequins and Other Common Ladybirds of Britain and Ireland Book

A Field Guide to Harlequins and Other Common Ladybirds of Britain and Ireland


  • Author : Helen B. C. Boyce
  • Publisher : Pelagic Publishing Ltd
  • Release Date : 2021-03-08
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN 10 : 9781784272456

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A Field Guide to Harlequins and Other Common Ladybirds of Britain and Ireland Excerpt :

The invasive Harlequin ladybird is an eye-catching and beautiful species, but it can be very difficult to identify, with huge variation in colouration and pattern. This comprehensive photographic field guide is the first complete guide to identifying Harlequin ladybirds found in Britain and Ireland. It also covers all the other 25 conspicuous ladybird species that occur. Detailed, informative and beautifully illustrated with more than 350 remarkable colour photographs including ladybird developmental time sequences and numerous images of each ladybird species Ground-breaking quick key for Harlequin identification Includes a photographic guide to the larvae of all 26 species – the first of its kind Easy to follow comprehensive descriptions and explanations of ladybird lifecycles and habits This clear, user-friendly field guide is ideal for anyone interested in learning how to identify a Harlequin ladybird, from beginners to more experienced entomologists, students and professionals. This book is ideal for learning to recognise and understand this charismatic and significant beetle.

Ladybirds Book

Ladybirds


  • Author : Helen E. Roy
  • Publisher : Pelagic Publishing Ltd
  • Release Date : 2013-04-15
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 142
  • ISBN 10 : 9781907807374

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Ladybirds Excerpt :

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.

Guide to Garden Wildlife  2nd edition  Book

Guide to Garden Wildlife 2nd edition


  • Author : Richard Lewington
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-09-05
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472964823

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Guide to Garden Wildlife 2nd edition Excerpt :

'The definitive go-to wildlife guide for all 16 million British gardens.' – Mike Dilger Even the smallest garden can be an important haven for wildlife, and this authoritative guide enables everyone to explore this wealth on their back doorstep. It covers all the main animal groups – including pond life – likely to be found in a garden in Great Britain and Ireland. Detailed descriptions and information on life history, behaviour and occurrence are provided for more than 500 species, as well as practical information on creating a pond for wildlife, making nestboxes and feeding birds. Richard Lewington, acknowledged as one of the finest natural history artists in Europe, has teamed up with his brother Ian, one of our most respected bird artists, to provide nearly 1,000 superbly detailed colour artworks to complement the text. Presented in an accessible, easy-to-use format, this fully updated and expanded edition covers everything from blue tits to bumblebees and hedgehogs to hawkmoths.

Field Guide to the Moths of Great Britain and Ireland Book

Field Guide to the Moths of Great Britain and Ireland


  • Author : Paul Waring
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-02-09
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 476
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472930323

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Field Guide to the Moths of Great Britain and Ireland Excerpt :

This latest edition of the Field Guide to the Moths of Great Britain and Ireland has been fully revised, updated and restructured, bringing it in line with the latest thinking in taxonomy. Moths are illustrated in their natural resting postures, and there are also paintings of different forms, underwings and other details to help with identification. New descriptions and illustrations have been included for species that have been newly recorded in Britain and Ireland since the last edition of the guide was published. The text descriptions of all other species – covering field characters and similar species, flight season, life cycle, larval foodplants, and habitat – have been revised and updated where necessary, and particular attention has been paid to updating the distribution information, which is now supported by maps. The revised general introduction explains how the methods of identifying and recording moths have evolved over recent years with the advent of new technologies and as a result of data analysis.

Field Guide to the Caterpillars of Great Britain and Ireland Book

Field Guide to the Caterpillars of Great Britain and Ireland


  • Author : Phil Sterling
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-03-19
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472933553

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Field Guide to the Caterpillars of Great Britain and Ireland Excerpt :

'A much-needed guide – you can't truly understand a moth or a butterfly without first getting to know the caterpillar.' – Nick Baker This beautifully illustrated field guide covers caterpillars of the moth and butterfly species that are most likely to be encountered in the British Isles. The comprehensive introduction covers how to study caterpillars and provides a window into their diverse natural histories, while the species accounts cover status, field characters, similar species, habitat, foodplant and field notes, and are accompanied with up-to-date distribution maps.

RSPB Spotlight Ladybirds Book

RSPB Spotlight Ladybirds


  • Author : Richard Comont
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-05-16
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472955845

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RSPB Spotlight Ladybirds Excerpt :

Brightly coloured and pleasingly patterned, ladybirds are among some of our most beloved and familiar invertebrates. Their role in helping to protect our crops by devouring huge numbers of pests has firmly established these tiny, flying beetles as the gardeners' friend. Spotlight Ladybirds focuses on the 26 species that are resident in the UK, from the widespread but unusual Orange Ladybird to the rare – and aptly named – Scarce 7-spot Ladybird. Ladybird expert, Richard Comont considers the conservation challenges facing these iconic species, whose populations are now at risk thanks to the threat posed by one of their own, the invasive alien Harlequin Ladybird. And he covers all aspects of ladybirds' biology, from tiny larvae emerging from their oval eggs to large aggregations that converge at specific sites around the world. Richard also examines the natural history and cultural significance of this fascinating group of beetles, from Ladybird Books to Thor. The Spotlight series introduces readers to the lives of our favourite animals with eye-catching colour photos and informative expert text.

Field Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Great Britain and Ireland Book

Field Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Great Britain and Ireland


  • Author : Steve Brooks
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-09-24
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472982407

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Field Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Great Britain and Ireland Excerpt :

All Great Britain and Ireland's resident and migrant dragonfly and damselfly species fully described and illustrated. Fully updated, revised and redesigned, this 2014 edition features full descriptions, ecological notes and distribution maps, as well as a general introduction and regional guide to the best places to watch dragonflies. The 2002 edition was shortlisted for the BP Natural World Book Prize.

A Field Guide to the Tiger Beetles of the United States and Canada Book

A Field Guide to the Tiger Beetles of the United States and Canada


  • Author : David L. Pearson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 251
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199367160

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A Field Guide to the Tiger Beetles of the United States and Canada Excerpt :

More than 2600 species of tiger beetles are found all over the world. In North America there are 116 species of tiger beetle, divided into 153 geographically distinct races. Detailed studies of their natural history, population dynamics, communities, patterns of worldwide species richness, and taxonomy of particular subgroups have produced much information. Tiger beetles are among the most widely investigated groups of insects, especially in terms of their ecology and geographic distribution. The first edition of A Field Guide to the Tiger Beetles of the United States and Canada, published in 2005, has served as a field and natural-history guide to all known species of tiger beetles found in North America above the Mexican border. The 2nd edition is a pleasant and comprehensible handbook of the identification, distribution, natural history, and habitat details of the 116 species of tiger beetles in North America. The updated handbook provides new information including observations of seasonality, range extensions and biology, a newly developed list of common names, and twenty-five artistically pleasing identification color plates. The second edition of A Field Guide to the Tiger Beetles of the United States and Canada provides essential information to recognize and easily identify tiger beetles for established naturalists and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

A Natural History of Ladybird Beetles Book

A Natural History of Ladybird Beetles


  • Author : M. E. N. Majerus
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-10-31
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107116078

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A Natural History of Ladybird Beetles Excerpt :

A comprehensive, full-colour work providing insights into recent advances in the ecological understanding of ladybirds.

Ladybugs of Alberta Book

Ladybugs of Alberta


  • Author : John Acorn
  • Publisher : University of Alberta
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 169
  • ISBN 10 : 9780888643810

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Ladybugs of Alberta Excerpt :

"Despite what many people think, little ladybugs don't grow up to be big ladybugs." -John Acorn Everybody loves a ladybug, and no one is more passionate about these spotted creatures than John Acorn, who has produced this, the first regional ladybug field guide in North America. With comprehensive maps, colour photographs, and illustrations of 75 different species, Acorn educates readers on the beauty and diversity of ladybugs in Alberta. He also explains the impact that introduced species have had on these remarkably diverse insects. Professional entomologists, bug-loving kids, and nature-walk enthusiasts will find ladybug identification enjoyable and rewarding with Acorn's combination of expertise and humour.

Pocket Guide to the Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland Book

Pocket Guide to the Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland


  • Author : Richard Lewington
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-07-21
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472938794

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Pocket Guide to the Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland Excerpt :

Presented in an accessible, easy-to-use format, this is an ideal guide for both beginners and more experienced enthusiasts. It includes more than 600 superb illustrations of all the life stages of each species, together with beautiful artworks of the butterflies in their natural settings and pertinent species information, distribution maps and life history charts. The second edition features a new, illustrated 'at-a-glance' identification guide, updated distribution maps and species accounts, and new spreads and artwork for the Cryptic Wood White and Scarce Tortoiseshell.

Global Biodiversity Book

Global Biodiversity


  • Author : T. Pullaiah
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2021-03-18
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 1836
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429783210

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Global Biodiversity Excerpt :

This new four-volume set, Global Biodiversity, provides a wealth of insightful information on the biodiversity of selected nations around the world. The volumes provide informative summaries of the available data on both wild and cultivated plants, wild and domesticated animals, and microbes of the different nations selected.