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Project LBB: Preparations

I spent the first evening of Project LBB going through the invaluable lady beetle reference work by Robert Gordon, “The Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) of America North of Mexico.” Published in 1985, it is out of date in some respects, but it … Continue reading

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Chilocorus kuwanae lady beetles

Chilocorus kuwanae has no common name in English, and has been introduced to North America for biocontrol. It is a beautiful species, glossy black with two red spots. Continue reading

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Welcome, BugEric readers!

It took me almost a day to get around to posting this because I was so flustered and thrilled to be the subject of the 100th post on the popular blog BugEric that I forgot my login name here! As … Continue reading

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And the Coccinella paper pays off!

Thanks to this paper, I’ve been able to ID a new species for BugGuide based solely on a larval image! At least two Coccinella difficilis are surrounding a single Coccinella septempunctata in this photo:

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