NY researchers breeding rare native ladybugs
(AP) -- A year after they launched a nationwide search for dwindling native ladybugs, New York researchers are breeding colonies of them from insects found by citizen scientists in Oregon and Colorado.
Seasonal ladybug swarms pester even bug experts
(AP) -- Pest-control specialist Gene Scholes even gets bugged by them - legions of ladybugs lately swarming his rural Missouri home and other stretches across the country, exploiting gaps in door and window seals for cozier ...
Study shows example of a parasite using a bioweapon to control host
Scientists Listen to Faint Sounds Inside Insects
(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of Clarkson University scientists led by Prof. Igor Sokolov are using atomic force microscopy (AFM) to record sounds emanating from inside living insects like flies, mosquitoes and ...
Tiny 'headless' insect turns out to be rarest ladybug in the United States
A former Montana State University student has discovered the rarest ladybug in the United States, according to MSU entomologist Michael Ivie.
Kudzu bugs spread into DC area, southern Delaware, Arkansas
The pea-sized bugs look a bit like ticks, can suck one-fifth of the yield out of a soybean field, and travel by highway. In the 5 1/2 years since they were first spotted in Georgia, kudzu bugs have spread 400 to 500 miles ...
Ladybugs taken hostage by wasps
Are ladybugs being overtaken by wasps? A Université de Montréal entomologist is investigating a type of wasp (Dinocampus coccinellae) present in Quebec that forces ladybugs (Coccinella maculata) ...
Plants may benefit from aphid warning pheromone
(PhysOrg.com) -- If your building has 10 false fire alarms one morning, it is human nature to ignore it when it goes off for the 11th time.
Plants can grow quickly or ward off hungry insects, but not both: research
There's a war occurring each day in our backyards - plant versus plant-eating insect versus insect-eating insect. Research by UC Irvine's Kailen Mooney suggests the outcome - of interest to farmers - is a ...
Found in New York at long last: nine-spotted ladybugs
(PhysOrg.com) -- The nine-spotted ladybug, New York's official state insect, was feared to be extinct in this state until citizen scientists rallied to Cornell's call to help look for it. Several nine-spotted ...
Citizen science: Armies of volunteers aid research
(AP) -- Besides being a researcher in New York's Hudson River Estuary Program, environmental scientist Chris Bowser leads citizen projects that collect reams of data for other scientists.
Increasing predator-friendly land can help farmers reduce costs
Having natural habitat in farming areas that supports ladybugs could help increase their abundance in crops where they control pests and help farmers reduce their costs, says a Michigan State University study.
UGA studies explain spread of invasive ladybugs
A University of Georgia researcher studying invasive ladybugs has developed new models that help explain how these insects have spread so quickly and their potential impacts on native species.
Scientists and students try to encourage ladybug love
Scientists in a South Dakota lab are on a Noah's Ark-like mission to save ladybugs on the brink of extinction.