Pest Alert – Harlequin Ladybird

 

In the latest Journal Science, German researchers have discovered that the Harlequin Ladybird – a bright red ladybug that was used to control numerous insect pests in commercial greenhouse operations – has been found to harbor a single-celled fungus that can wipe out our native ladybugs.  The Harlequin Ladybird seems to be immune to this pest.

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