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Majerus, M. & Kearns, P., 1989

Ladybirds

Dichotomous field keys to adults and fourth instar larvae, and more rigorous key to adults requiring stereo-microscope examination of specimens.

Publisher The Richmond Publishing Co. Ltd
Volume 10
Pages 103
ISBN 0 85546 267 1
Comments and Corrigenda Key to Larvae p77, diagrams III.5 and III.6 reversed.

Key to adults: p71: Aphidecta could key out to couplet 24 as it has elongate body and raised border to central projection of first sternite.
Coverage Field key to Ladybirds, microscope key covers all UK species known at the time.
Illustrations Line drawings alongside text, plus four colour plates of paintings bound in the centre.
Identify With x8 or x10 hand lens (also useful to examine under a Stereo Microscope).
Specimen Prep. Live specimens.
Difficulty Fairly straightforward. Much easier than Pope's RES Handbook.

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