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The Lost Ladybug Project October 15, 2008 7:46 AM

Over the past twenty years several native ladybug species that were once very common have become extremely rare (see details on the nine spotted ladybug pictured left and the two spotted too). During this same time several species of ladybugs from other places have greatly increased both their numbers and range. Besides being incredibly cool and charismatic ladybugs are also essential predators in both farms and forests that keep us from being overrun with pests (like aphids and mealybugs). In many areas the native ladybugs are being replaced by exotic ones. This has happened very quickly and we don’t know how this shift happened, what impact it will have (e.g. will the exotic species be able to control pests as well as our familiar native ones always have) and how we can prevent more native species from becoming so rare.

Go To: http://hosts.cce.cornell.edu/ladybeetles/

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Organizations and Non-Profits. August 21, 2008 10:21 AM

Please place links of various organizations that related to insect invertbrates.

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