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Lost Ladybug Project website
Cornell University's Biological Control: A Guide to Natural Enemies in North America
UC Davis Integrated Pest Management site: Natural Enemies gallery (look for convergent ladybug, multicolored Asian ladybug, seven-spotted ladybug, and Vedalia beetle)
Discover Life's searchable ladybug page with photographs, natural history, distribution, abundance, and ecology of many ladybug species.
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History's California Beetle Project: A database of all California beetles, includes a 190 ladybug records.
Ladybugs of Alberta: Finding the Spots and Connecting the Dots
Photographic field guide of the ladybugs of Alberta by John Acorn (many species in this book also live in Los Angeles)
The Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) of America North of Mexico
An exhaustive text with keys to the ladybygs of North America, by Robert D. Gordon (out of print)
Introduction to California Beetles
Natural history of 23 families of California beetles by Arthur V. Evans, and James N. Hogue
Field Guide to Beetles of California
California Natural History Guide by Arthur V. Evans, and James N. Hogue
Ladybugs to the Rescue in the Galapagos
Science Daily article about the Vedalia beetle