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Now...On To The.Ladybird Beetle Pictures.
This is a close-up of the first specimen of the Asian Ladybird beetle to be found in Pennsylvania, October 12, 1993.
A photo of me and the beetle appeared in the Lancaster New Era on October 28, 1994.
This photograph came from the same article.
This is a passage from the article pertaining to my discovery of the insect.
This is the photo of Ad Crable, the author of the story. Ad is an avid outdoorsman who writes wonderful articles about many nature related stories.
This is a close up uf the specimens sent to me from the Pennsylvania State Department of Agriculture.
This photo is from the newspaper story alerting residents of Pennsylvania to keep an eye out for this beetle. This article is from the Lancaster Intelligencer Journal, February 20, 1994.
Page 2. This is a page from an Australian website pertaining to the Australian ladybird beetle with reference to the Asian ladybird beetle.
Page 3. This is a page from a University of Massachusettes at Amherst edition of their Campus Chronicle pertaining to the Asian ladybird beetle.
Page 4. This page is from a biology database of several different topics including job openings, however, it did have an article about an Asian ladybird beetle invasion in Illinois.
Click here. This link to the University of Michigan contains a brief paragraph on the origin of the ladybird beetles name, physiology, and a very useful taxonomic key with graphics.
Although ladybird beetles are not carrion eaters like many other beetles, I feel is a must because it deals with one of the least talked about aspects of entomology there is, and a very favorite interest of mine - forensic entomology, the study of insects on dead bodies. Be warned. This site is of a professional nature and not for the weak stomach types, but it is an excellent and highly informational site.
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