Taxacom 1994 Archive: Harmonia axyridis in Illinois!!
Harmonia axyridis in Illinois!!
Doug Yanega (dyanega@DENR1.IGIS.UIUC.EDU)
Wed, 19 Oct 1994 15:31:56 -0500
Hey, all you imported Coccinellid-watchers! At this very moment, the side
of the Illinois Natural History Survey is *covered* with thousands of
Harmonia axyridis (Asian Ladybug) - and to my knowledge, this is a new
state record. Anyone care to bet with me that these have been blown up here
from Louisiana or thereabouts, with those major storms in progress? Quite a
surprise to see them suddenly in such numbers, it *must* be some freak
weather-related thing. Any ideas?
Doug Yanega Illinois Natural History Survey, 607 E. Peabody Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820 USA phone (217) 244-6817, fax (217) 333-4949
"There are some enterprises in which a careful disorderliness
is the true method" - Herman Melville, Moby Dick, Chap. 82
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