Ladybird larvae are easy to find in summer in gardens and local green spaces, but they look very different to adult ladybirds.
The FSC Ladybird larvae guide features the larvae and pupae of 26 species in Britain and Ireland. Beautiful colour paintings by Chris Shields show the key colours and patterns to look out. Illustrations are highly magnified, but the accompanying thumbnail illustrations show actual life size.
The reverse side of the guide includes a ladybird identification table. This table covers the important body features, habitat, distribution, status and overwintering site for each species. There are also concise descriptions of the anatomy, life-cycle and diet of ladybirds.