Coccinella larvae, you are mine!

Well, actually, Gordon and Vandenberg’s “Larval Systematics of North American Coccinella” is mine…I’m thrilled!

It utterly made my day, especially because it came from Natalia Vandenberg via only one degree of separation. She’s one of my heroes – an entomologist who’s particularly interested in lady beetles, the author of the chapter on Coccinellidae in the monumental book American Beetles, working at the Smithsonian and researching coccinellids around the world…can I be her, please?

With this paper in hand, I’m going to have a great time looking through the pages and pages of unidentified lady beetle larvae on BugGuide, picking out as many Coccinella as possible, and ID’ing them if I can. Yes, I am weird, but that is my idea of fun!

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