RSPB Spotlight Ladybirds – Richard Comont


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. All aspects of ladybirds’ biology are covered, from tiny larvae emerging from their oval eggs to large aggregations that converge at specific sites around the world.  The natural history and cultural significance of this fascinating group of beetles is also examined.

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