This week's episode is all about the twice-stabbed ladybug. Found in North America, this ladybird has interesting genetics and a weird lifestyle. Plus, hear an update with new information about the kidney spot! 

Podcast recommendation - The Wild Episode with Brian Ruckley. Follow or :) 


Picture used in show notes by Parihav at the English-language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons. Picture can be found here: - Rigorous Morphological Studies Confirm That the Classical Object of Pest Control Chilocorus kuwanae Is the Same Species as Ch. renipustulatus (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) - Information on the XY chromosomes - Polymorphic chromosomes - Another similar ladybird :) - Chilocorus stigma and beech scale - Chapter from Ivo Hodek's book with info on low survival rates on Mussel Scale. 

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