Australian Ladybird Beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)
Their Biology and Classification
Dr Adam Slipinski, Australia's ladybird beetle specialist, illustrates Australia's diverse and fascinating ladybird beetle fauna.
This book, by Australia's ladybird beetle specialist, Dr Adam Slipinski, illustrates Australia's diverse and fascinating ladybird beetle fauna — the commoner spotted species and the many others that are striped, glossy, and even very hairy. Most are predatory, but some are leaf feeders. + Full description
This book reviews all 57 currently recognised genera of Australian Coccinellidae, recognising 260 valid described species, and including some genera and species newly described here.
All genera are diagnosed, described and illustrated and a key to their identification is provided. Larvae of 30 species are described, illustrated and keyed.
Sets of colour and black and white plates display these often beautifully colourful beetles, and their key features.
The book is a must for all people interested in Australia's beetle fauna, in biocontrol and in natural resource management.
This book was originally published in hardback by Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS) in 2007 and is now available in a digital format.- Short description
No longer available in a print edition.
DetailsePDF | June 2013
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
- This book is the first revision of the whole of the Australian coccinellid fauna.
- Written by Australia's ladybird beetle specialist, Dr Adam Slipinski.
Preface and acknowledgements
Material and methods
Biology and ecology of Coccinellidae
Coccinellidae in biological control
Morphology of adult beetles
Morphology of larvae and pupae
Phylogeny and classification of Coccinellidae
Keys to identification of Australian genera of Coccinellidae
Review of the Australian genera of Coccinellidae
Genus erroneously recorded from Australia
Index of scientific names