55 episodes

A podcast dedicated to ladybirds

Hidden Wings and Bloodlust hiddenwingsandbloodlust

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A podcast dedicated to ladybirds

    Episode 51: Artificial Grass with Richard Dowling

    Episode 51: Artificial Grass with Richard Dowling

    I interview wildlife campaigner Richard Dowling (@DowlingWildlife on Twitter) about artificial grass. In this episode we talk about what the problems are with it, what the best low-maintenance plants are for your lawn as alternatives to grass, what to do if your landlord won't let you get rid of an artificial lawn and more! 
    With a promo for Crime Most French @CrimeMostFrench :) 
     
    Music by Debra Torrance. 
     
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    • 50 min
    Episode 49 (50!): A walk around a nature reserve

    Episode 49 (50!): A walk around a nature reserve

    I walk around a nature reserve near my house and look for ladybirds. Apologies in advance for the poor sound quality, I didn't really edit this and recorded it on a phone :) 
    Music by Debra Torrance. 
     
     
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    • 35 min
    Episode 50 (49!): Interview with Helen Roy!

    Episode 50 (49!): Interview with Helen Roy!

    For episode 50, I interviewed Professor Helen Roy who manages the UK Ladybird Survey. She is the author of several books including the Field Guide to the Ladybirds of the UK and Ireland and one of the most well-known ladybird experts in the world. She's also president of the Royal Entomological Society! 
    Find out more here: https://www.ceh.ac.uk/staff/helen-roy or follow her on Twitter @UKLadybirds 
     
    Follow Imogen Cavadino's slug survey,  mentioned in the episode here: 
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    Take part here: https://www.rhs.org.uk/science/help-our-research/slug 
     
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    • 52 min
    Episode 48: Calvia quatuordecimguttata - The Cream-Spot Ladybird

    Episode 48: Calvia quatuordecimguttata - The Cream-Spot Ladybird

    All about the cream-spot ladybird. Does include a discussion of reproduction with some mildly strong language so take care while listening! 
    Featuring a promo for the Wild Episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-wild-episode/id1364093026
    @WildEpisode on Twitter 
     
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    Sources:
    Field Guide to the Ladybirds of Britain and Ireland - Helen Roy 
    Ladybirds of UK FB group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/971664196190955 for more on cream-spot behaviour 
    https://bugguide.net/node/view/26792 - Polymorphic cream-spot ladybirds in the USA
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calvia_Crispinilla 
    For distribution in Channel Islands see irecord data on channel islands and Calvia quatuordecimguttata (www.irecord.org.uk) 
    https://www.pherobase.com/database/species/species-Calvia-quatuordecimguttata.php
    https://academic.oup.com/aesa/article/88/6/785/162813?login=true (Also shows that lower temperatures = bigger ladybirds). 
    https://d1wqtxts1xzle7.cloudfront.net/42503173/Chemical_protection_of_Calvia_quatuordec20160209-30509-1qhtj4f-with-cover-page-v2.pdf?Expires=1650412784&Signature=AYhihYlKN4Dp5AUA51bV17b80GZ-6oyl0UzQYEjAt59NZy1tXE~Ax-Ocy-PZlC2pBKsJAXQkJn47250qu~qbjVl7XXYSGbRRm5IOEmh-b~SXa29wloRF-6xZcDqiihynzmb8nxdHM78mnJQSF~kTbsaiCQyps5HpYabJnrCTSf9mVJLX3vMeztRE~PwxWGcCoJDHQtv-ylcJEVCZOwpTVhvyNfy7CwQhXuPuMra0Bu03oFt0G86Z0E91LKRXgfaEEezYI52b29ruVTS9ulzHo0E5sFNGhuUFsisUaS9gpfixK1YT3A0yzqwj45PIT2RdXeI-hVsw84wPFq7WDa9McA__&Key-Pair-Id=APKAJLOHF5GGSLRBV4ZA - Alexandra Magro's study, 2007 
    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/333761329_Niche_width_and_niche_specialization_in_four_species_of_ladybirds_Coleoptera_Coccinellidae_co-occurring_in_the_same_habitat - Polish study of 4 different ladybirds 
     
    http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/33024/ - Investigating ladybird alkaloids as new leads for novel insecticides 
    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdfdirect/10.1111/jeb.13074
     
    https://doc.rero.ch/record/316061/files/10526_2012_Article_9470.pdf
     
    https://resjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/icad.12158
    https://besjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1365-2656.2004.00769.x - Sexually transmitted mites info 
    http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/513378/1/N513378PP.pdf 
    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10530-016-1077-6 
    http://earaza.ru/wp-content/uploads/20210505_zoo_eco_issues.pdf#page=177 - Russian study comparing clutch sizes on apples and pears 
    https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jean-Francois-Godeau/publication/269100775_Identification_of_prey_items_in_frass_of_three_ladybird_beetles_living_on_black_alder/links/548051bc0cf2ccc7f8bb98f2/Identification-of-prey-items-in-frass-of-three-ladybird-beetles-living-on-black-alder.pdf 
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0040402010001651 - Piperidines info 
     

    • 21 min
    Episode 47: Ladybirds in Cemeteries

    Episode 47: Ladybirds in Cemeteries

    I interview Mark Welfare from the Northeast Ladybird Spot, and Juliet Wilson and Per Smiseth from Cemetery Wildlife Watch about ladybirds in cemeteries. Around 35 minutes in, the zoom recording cut out, so apologies if it goes a bit weird around then! 
    Visit Juliet's Etsy shop: https://craftygreenpoet.etsy.com 
    Cemetery Wildlife Watch: https://www.facebook.com/groups/257026872679440 
    UK Hoverflies facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/609272232450940 
    Ladybirds of UK facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/971664196190955 
    Find out more about the North East Ladybird Spot here: https://twitter.com/NEE_Naturalist 
     
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Bonus Episode#2: Cheilomenes bidentata - The Lipstick Ladybird

    Bonus Episode#2: Cheilomenes bidentata - The Lipstick Ladybird

    Find out about a little-known South African ladybird. Please note that the 'meandering black line' description was not mine but was said by one of the commenters on the posts I looked at for this episode. 
    https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/107697606https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/southern-africa/view/observation/699558/cheilomenes-bidentata-on-senecio-rigidushttps://www.ispotnature.org/communities/southern-africa/view/observation/333066/lipstick-ladybeetlehttps://www.arc.agric.za/arc-ppri/Newsletter%20Library/SANSA%20News,%20No%2026,%20June-August%202016.pdfhttps://www.inaturalist.org/observations/76922377
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    • 7 min

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