About the Project
Eastern Lady Beetles is a new work-in-progress field guide to lady beetles (also known as ladybugs or ladybirds) of eastern North America, written and illustrated by Abigail M. Parker. It will feature full-color, hand-drawn illustrations of all lady beetle species, subspecies, and color forms known from the eastern United States and Canada (Mississippi River and Hudson Bay to the Atlantic coast).
About the Author/Illustrator
Abigail M. Parker is an amateur but passionate entomologist and minor expert in North American lady beetles. She curates the lady beetle section of BugGuide.net, regularly works in the lady beetle collection at the Florida State Collection of Arthropods, and has been consulted by Cornell University's Lost Ladybug Project. She lives and works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.