Recent Publications from the LLP


These Lost Ladybug Project publications were made possible by the participation of thousands of citizen scientist "ladybug spotters" since 2008.  We are grateful to each and every one of you and hope you enjoy seeing what we've learned.

Publications related to citizen science:

The Lost Ladybug Project:  citizen spotting surpasses scientist's surveys - American Entomologist 2012

Lessons from lady beetles: accuracy of monitoring data from US and UK citizen science programs - Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment - 2012


Selected publications on ladybug biology (in chronological order):

Potential causes and consequences of decreased body size in field populations of Coccinella novemnotata - Biological Control 2012

The Status of Coccinella undecimpunctata (L.) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) in North America: an updated distribution from citizen science data - The Coleopterists Society 2013

Comparing the consumptive and non-consumptive effects of a native and introduced lady beetle on pea aphids (Acyrthosiphon pisum) - Biological Control 2014

Lady beetles in New York: insidious invasions, rrstwhile rxtirpations, and recent rediscoveries - Northeastern Naturalist 2014

Effect of prey limitation on competitive interactions between a native lady beetle, Coccinella novemnotata, and an invasive lady beetle, Coccinella septempunctata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) - Environmental Entomology 2014

Development Times and Age-Specific Life Table Parameters of the Native Lady Beetle Species Coccinella novemnotata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) and Its Invasive Congener Coccinella septempunctata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) - Environmental Entomology 2014

Intraguild Interactions of Native and Introduced Coccinellids: The Decline of a Flagship Species - Environmental Entomology 2015

Egg Predation by the Introduced Lady Beetle, Coccinella septempunctata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), Lowers Mortality but Raises Relative Risk for the Native Lady Beetle,Coccinella novemnotata - PLoS ONE 2015