Hidden Wings and Bloodlust
Episode 27: ‘How a Ladybug Changed My Life’ with Rodney C Burris

Episode 27: ‘How a Ladybug Changed My Life’ with Rodney C Burris

March 7, 2021

Rodney C Burris, a professional development coach and speaker based in Baltimore, tells me how a ladybird (or ladybug) changed his life and gave him a respect for all life. We have a fun conversation on topics such as why there's no such thing as a coincidence, pest control and more! 

You can view Rodney's website here: https://rodneycburris.com/ 

This episode was edited by Greg Laceda of Laceda Podcast Productions: https://www.lacedapodcastproductions.com 

Thank you too to Matthew Sterkenburg - https://www.podcaststrong.com 

Music is by Debra Torrance. 

Follow me on @hwabpodcast on twitter or @365.ladybird on Instagram, or like my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/hiddenwingsandbloodlust

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Episode 26: Hippodamia arctica - Tundramarihøne

Episode 26: Hippodamia arctica - Tundramarihøne

February 14, 2021

Hear about an incredible ladybird that lives in the Arctic! 

Sources - A Natural History of the Ladybird Beetles by Michael Majerus

Spotlight Ladybirds by Richard Comont

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00305316.2020.1763871 - Review of the genus Hippodamia in the Palearctic region, 2020

https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-90-481-8601-3_9 - Is the lifecycle of high arctic aphids adapted to climate change? 

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0022191000001530 - Insects in hypoxia 

https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-94-007-1896-8_10 - Ecological and experimental exposure of insects to anoxia reveals surprising tolerance. From the book 'Anoxia' by William Wyatt Hoback et al. 

https://top10nos.com/arctic-plants/ 

https://cityandgarden.com/plants-in-the-tundra/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/earth/story/20160308-how-one-squirrel-manages-to-survive-being-frozen - Details about the ground squirrel, red bark beetle and wood frog. 

https://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20q?search=Hippodamia+arctica - Picture of the Hippodamia Arctica ladybird used for this episode. 

https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/455668-Hippodamia-arctica - More pictures of the ladybirds. 

 

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Episode 25: Ladybird Diseases

Episode 25: Ladybird Diseases

February 7, 2021

Find out the gory details of what diseases ladybirds can get, including male-killing bacteria, fungal infections and more! Plus learn why some of them can actually end up helping the ladybird! 

Buy me a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/G2G63KMOK :) 

Podcasts I've listened to this week include the Bearded Tit's podcast by Jack Perks. https://twitter.com/TitBearded 

Sources: 

https://www.microbe.tv/twiv/twiv-443/#:~:text=TWiV%20443%3A%20On%20a%20leaf%2C%20no%20one%20can,she%20protects%20the%20cocoon%20until%20the%20adult%20emerges - TWiV 443 - On a leaf, no one can hear you scream. 

https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-1-4020-6939-0_18 -Interactions between the fungal pathogen Beauveria bassiana and three species of coccinellid: Harmonia axyridisCoccinella septempunctata and Adalia bipunctata

https://www.jstor.org/stable/2402774 - Plant viruses and 7 spots

 

http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/2458/1/IGP.pdf - Beauveria bassiana and Harmonia axyridis

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Christine_Nalepa/publication/6612748_Infection_of_Harmonia_axyridis_Coleoptera_Coccinellidae_by_Hesperomyces_virescens_Ascomycetes_Laboulbeniales_Role_of_mating_status_and_aggregation_behavior/links/5b7ec14b299bf1d5a71f61c1/Infection-of-Harmonia-axyridis-Coleoptera-Coccinellidae-by-Hesperomyces-virescens-Ascomycetes-Laboulbeniales-Role-of-mating-status-and-aggregation-behavior.pdf - Harmonia axyridis and Laboulbeniales fungus.

https://academic.oup.com/femsec/article/77/2/229/498289 - Avoidance of a generalist entomopathogenic fungus by the ladybird Coccinella septempunctata

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10526-011-9387-1 - Parasites and pathogens of the ladybird Harmonia axyridis

Michael Majerus 'A Natural History of Ladybird Beetles' - see Chapter 5, Ladybird Death. 

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0054218#:~:text=Ladybirds%20are%20a%20hot%2Dspot,invasion%20of%20male%2Dkilling%20bacteria.&text=DNA%20sequence%20analysis%20indicates%20that,occur%20within%20one%20beetle%20population. - Male-killing Wolbachia bacteria

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/236921409_Invasive_Harlequin_Ladybird_Carries_Biological_Weapons_Against_Native_Competitors - Harlequin ladybirds and microsporidia

https://academic.oup.com/aesa/article-abstract/92/2/260/27916 - Inbreeding in the 14 spot ladybird 

https://cdnsciencepub.com/doi/abs/10.1139/Z08-096?journalCode=cjz - Epilachna nylanderi and its strange digestive system

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoMBSm8KkjI - Insect growth and development. See also discussions in the Ladybirds of UK facebook group. 

Episode 24: Ladybirds in the Winter

Episode 24: Ladybirds in the Winter

January 30, 2021

All about what ladybirds do in winter. With a promo for the new book Histeridae, Sphaeritidae and Silphidae of Britain and Ireland, by Lane, Lucas and Whiffin. You can buy it here: 

 

https://www.field-studies-council.org/shop/publications/histeridae-and-silphidae-atlas/?fbclid=IwAR30sBt7fFlCI7dpqEpy12Oj6EV4KrJeW_YTNt7xLefdYYygdcruCePb3BM

 

Field guide to the ladybirds of Britain and Ireland - Roy et al. 

Spotlight Ladybirds by Richard Comont

http://www.ace-sap.it/UploadDocs/3270_WATANABE2002.pdf
- Information on Harlequin ladybirds. 

https://academic.oup.com/ee/article-abstract/34/2/432/461808 - Study on the 7-spots in Honshu

 

https://www.academia.edu/download/45639264/ceryngier_2015_ladybird_dormancy.pdf - Ecology of dormancy in ladybird beetles (2015) by Ceryngier. 

Episode 23: Listeners’ Questions

Episode 23: Listeners’ Questions

January 19, 2021

Listener's questions are out! Find out why you might not be able to smell a ladybird, why ladybirds snuggle together in the winter, how they are affected by global warming and more. 

 

With a promo for How to Enjoy Experimental Film with Daniel Adams, available on Spotify, Apple or wherever you get your podcasts. 

Sources: 

Overwintering harlequin ladybirds: 

http://www.ace-sap.it/UploadDocs/3270_WATANABE2002.pdf

 

Ecology of dormancy in ladybird beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) - Piotr Ceryngier (2015) 

 

Ceratomegilla undecimnotata - 

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Vladimir_Kostal/publication/283368646_Accumulation_of_high_concentrations_of_myo-inositol_in_the_overwintering_ladybird_beetle_Ceratomegilla_undecimnotata/links/5657f46108ae1ef9297bf57a.pdf

 

Ladybirds, Naturalist's handbook. Correction: The study showing which ladybirds used up their fat reserves faster was Hariri, 1966 and not 1975. 

https://www.cabdirect.org/cabdirect/abstract/19810583127 - Overwintering of Aphidecta Obliterata in northeastern Scotland, WH Parry.

Hippodamia Arctica's reduction in range in the last 1000 years: https://www.jstor.org/stable/75635?seq=1

Information on 7-spots' behaviour: https://influentialpoints.com/biocontrol/Coccinella_septempunctata_seven-spot_ladybird.htm

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1134/S0013873817090019

https://www.eje.cz/artkey/eje-200801-0001_Why_is_Coccinella_septempunctata_so_successful_A_point-of-view.php?back=%2Fsearch.php%3Fquery%3Dexperimental%252520evidence%252520in%253Aauth%252520name%252520key%252520abstr%26sfrom%3D360%26spage%3D30

 

Mode of overwintering of invasive H axyridis in the Netherlands: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10526-011-9394-2 

 

Toxicity of ladybirds - Orange, 2-spot and pine found to be the most poisonous https://www.nature.com/articles/srep11021

Another study on toxicity of ladybirds https://www.researchgate.net/profile/NM_Marples/publication/226922678_Toxicity_assays_of_ladybirds_using_natural_predators/links/5534dba40cf283a8f60be2e5/Toxicity-assays-of-ladybirds-using-natural-predators.pdf 

 

Spotlight, Ladybirds by Richard Comont

Field guide to the ladybirds of Great Britain and Northern Ireland by Helen Roy et al. 

Episode 22: Horticulture in Australia with @moltopopulare

Episode 22: Horticulture in Australia with @moltopopulare

January 17, 2021

I spoke to Charlotte, a horticulture student in Melbourne and former florist who tweets as @moltopopulare. We have a fun interview where we talk about gardening during Covid, the harlequin ladybird, dangerous spiders and more! 

Episode 21: Hippodamia variegata - The Adonis Ladybird

Episode 21: Hippodamia variegata - The Adonis Ladybird

December 20, 2020

All about the Adonis Ladybird, plus a recommendation for the Hypatia's Lantern youtube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpsFfq5PlMGc8Wj72JyL_PA

Find out about its connection with the greek myths, and why they are known as 'the sports cars of the ladybird world'! (Richard Comont) 

I do apologise for the poor quality of the audio in part of the episode. 

Sources: 

Richard Comont - Spotlight Ladybirds

Helen Roy et al - Field Guide to the Ladybirds of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

http://ijnrs.damghaniau.ac.ir/article_664207.html - study on pesticides and the Adonis ladybird.

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Variabler_Flach-Marienk%C3%A4fer

https://influentialpoints.com/biocontrol/Hippodamia_variegata_adonis_ladybird.htm

https://www.greekmythology.com/Myths/Mortals/Hippodamia/hippodamia.html - Article about Hippodamia's legend

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adonis - Adonis legend

 

Music by Debra Torrance. 

Episode 20 - Anatis ocellata, the Eyed Ladybird

Episode 20 - Anatis ocellata, the Eyed Ladybird

December 5, 2020

All about the eyed ladybird, how to treat ladybirds at Christmas and more! 

Plus a podcast recommendation for This Week In Virology. 

Music by Debra Torrance. Image credited to user: Tados at Wikipedia and www.entomart.be

Episode 19 - Episode with Paul Csomo from Varmints

Episode 19 - Episode with Paul Csomo from Varmints

November 15, 2020

Hi everyone, I'm back with a new episode! Here's my episode with Paul Csomo from the Varmints podcast. Sorry for the poor audio at the start - I really hope you enjoy. 

Episode 18 - Anisosticta novemdecimpunctata - The Water Ladybird.

Episode 18 - Anisosticta novemdecimpunctata - The Water Ladybird.

May 2, 2020

Find out all about the water ladybird, plus a shout out to the Lady Justice podcast.

Sources used in this episode: Spotlight Ladybirds by Richard Comont

Field guide to the ladybirds of Great Britain and Ireland by Helen Roy et al 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/lady-justice-true-crime/id1482252045

https://ladyjusticepodcast.podbean.com/

Image taken from wikipedia by Gilles San Martin from Amur, Belgium. :) 

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