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|Year of publication||2015|
The ladybirds form an easily recognizable family (Coccinellidae) of beetles. There are almost 140 species in Western Europe, of which just under half belong to the so-called typical ladybirds, these are the real ladybirds (Coccinellinae), broad-headed ladybirds (Chilocorinae) and the leaf-eating ladybirds (Epilachninae), which are included in this guide. to be. In this edition of Field determination chart for the Ladybirds of Western Europe, also the Nepokoentjes (Coccidulinae) are included, which together with the Dwarf Hoods (Scymninae) represent the atypical ladybugs. The Dwarfs are not treated in this guide because they are very small - and often difficult to identify in the field.
For each species, in the Field determination table for the Ladybirds of Western Europe, the rarity, geographical distribution, habitat, active period, food and wintering places are discussed in addition to the identification characteristics. A new Dutch name was introduced for a few species. In addition, in this guide you can find a determination table for the (3rd and) 4th instar larvae, with pictures and drawings illustrated. The identification characteristics are chosen in such a way that they can be observed with the naked eye or in exceptional cases with a 10x magnifier.