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All 5 charts are laminated to make them splash-proof and robust for outdoor use. Clear colour illustrations and text by experts in the subject make these valuable resources for all age groups and abilities and is widely used by schools, community groups, wildlife volunteer groups and by staff and volunteers working for environmental organisations. These charts comes highly recommended and are fantastic value for money.
1. Ladybirds of the British Isles
Produced in conjunction with the UK Ladybird Survey, this popular fold-out chart to ladybird identification covers 26 of the 46 coccinellid species found in the British Isles. Information on colour pattern, habitat and distribution and hints to aid identification are provided in a comprehensive table. There are also sections on the life-cycle and feeding relationships of ladybirds.
2. Ladybird Larvae of the British Isles
Ladybird larvae are often found, but not well known, as they look so different from adult ladybirds. This new 8-panel fold-out chart with illustrations of the larvae of the 26 ladybird species featured on the earlier Ladybirds chart and a selection of photographs of pupae.
3. Shield Bugs of the British Isles
Shieldbugs look somewhat like beetles but have sucking mouthparts instead of mandibles and their young (called nymphs) pass through several moults, becoming more like adults at each stage. This 8-panel laminated fold-out chart includes colour illustrations of 45 shieldbugs and a table of identification characteristics. Coverage includes the families Acanthosomatidae, Cydnidae, Scutelleridae, Thyreocoridae, and Pentatomidae, as well as the ‘honorary shieldbugs’ from the family Coreidae. In this guide species have been grouped by appearance and where the nymph is distinctive it is shown as well as the adult.
4. British Grasshoppers and Allied Insects
This 8-panel fold-out chart covers the adults of the grasshoppers, crickets, bush crickets, ground hoppers, cockroaches, earwigs and stick insects found in the field in the British Isles. With full colour illustrations on one side, and text information on the other, it will allow you to make a positive identification quickly.
5. House and Garden Spiders
Spiders have eight legs and many spin webs to catch their prey but how much do you know about these fascinating, widespread but much maligned creatures? This 8-panel laminated fold-out chart is designed to help everybody quickly to identify the spiders that they see. With full colour illustrations, arranged by habitat, on one side, are complemented with a table of spider identification features, habitat and methods of prey capture on the other. Line drawings show the range of webs that can be produced by different species.