Ladybugs are a topic of conversation in the news as it seems in North America, the tiny red coat with black spots insect is not increasing its numbers.
The Ladybug Mystery
The reason the ladies are becoming rare in our part of the world while other countries are seeing increases in population and range is a mystery. Unlike bed bugs that are avid globetrotters, that doesn’t seem to be the case with ladies in North America.
The Lost Ladybug Project
In an effort to help save, support, restore and repopulate ladybugs in North America, the Lost Ladybug Project was started and is well on its way to making a difference.
The point of the project is to collect as much data, through photographs, as possible from people across North America. Doing so provides important information on what type of ladybugs are still making an appearance and where. Even if you’re searching and find none, they want that information too.
This project is a learning experience for everyone with resources available and instructions on the safest way to catch, photograph, and release them.
Ladies play an important role in our gardens, so, we don’t want them to disappear.
As of May 7, 2018, a total of 38,385 ladybug pictures have been submitted and added to the ongoing data being collected.
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