Category Archives: Updates

New illustrations – genus Delphastus complete!

I’ve just added a new illustration of the Catalina Lady Beetle (Delphastus catalinae) and redrawn illustrations of the Whitefly Predator (Delphastus pusillus) and Pale Whitefly Predator (Delphastus pallidus). These small beetles (under 2mm long) play a large part in biocontrol … Continue reading

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New illustrations – genus Exochomus is complete!

I finally picked up the pencils again this past weekend and started drawing again for the first time since October. I was a little worried that I’d have lost my touch, but this drawing of the dark form of the … Continue reading

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All over but the scymnines…

Three more subfamilies have all the info pages complete: colorful Coccidulinae; popular Coccinellinae; and plant-eating Epilachninae. That just  leaves Scymninae, the largest subfamily, and I’ve even finished all but one genus of that one. Subfamily Coccidulinae is represented in eastern North … Continue reading

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Brachiacantha – another subfamily down

Genus Brachiacantha is one of my favorites: small, colorful, boldly-patterned lady beetles that can be easily identified to genus by the small spur on the foreleg. (You need a magnifying glass to  see it, but it’s foolproof!) There are 11 … Continue reading

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Hyperaspis information pages are complete…finally!

Genus Hyperaspis is one of the largest in North America – there are 32 species in the east alone – but consists of very tiny beetles, none more than 5 mm long. I’ve finally finished all 32 species pages, most … Continue reading

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Info pages for Sticholotidinae are complete!

Sticho-what-inae? It’s a mouthful, indeed! Pronounced “stick-o-low-tid-i-nye,” it’s the name of a subfamily of tiny, dull-colored lady beetles. Although I have not yet completed the drawings for all the Eastern species of this subfamily, I have created info pages for … Continue reading

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“Eastern Lady Beetles” is on the Web!

It’s official: Eastern Lady Beetles is on the Web! The Facebook page at www.facebook.com/easternladybeetles has become quite popular, and it was time to expand to a full Web site. (Besides, not everyone in the world is on Facebook quite yet.) … Continue reading

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