The Disappearance of the 9 Spotted Lady Beetle

September 20, 2007

The disappearance of the 9 Spotted Lady Beetle, known as Coccinella novemnotata, was little known to me until I read this wonderful article by Krishna Ramanujan. The article briefly talks about the reasons why the 9 Spotted Lady Beetle may be declining, and a proposed bill in New York to change their state bug, which is currently the 9 Spotted Lady Beetle. Check it out at It turns out that you can even take a class at Cornell University about the Search for Lost Ladybugs!


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