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A podcast dedicated to ladybirds

Hidden Wings and Bloodlust hiddenwingsandbloodlust

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A podcast dedicated to ladybirds

    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

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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/107697606
    https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/southern-africa/view/observation/699558/cheilomenes-bidentata-on-senecio-rigidus
    https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/southern-africa/view/observation/333066/lipstick-ladybeetle
    https://www.arc.agric.za/arc-ppri/Newsletter%20Library/SANSA%20News,%20No%2026,%20June-August%202016.pdf
    https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/76922377


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    • 7 min
    Episode 46: Ladybirds in Ukraine

    Episode 46: Ladybirds in Ukraine

    Have you ever wondered about ladybirds in Ukraine? Find out all about ladybirds in Ukrainian culture, how many types of ladybirds there are in Ukraine and more. 


    Help Ukraine: 


    Disasters Emergency Committee - https://www.dec.org.uk/ 


    Ukrainian Institute - https://ukrainianinstitute.org.uk/russias-war-against-ukraine-what-can-you-do-to-support-ukraine-ukrainians/


    Meduza.io podcasts: 


     Meduza.io - https://meduza.io/


    https://meduza.io/en/podcasts/the-naked-pravda - The Naked Pravda on Meduza


    https://meduza.io/podcasts/meduza-v-kurse - что случилось 


     


    Ladybirds in Ukraine information 


    https://hiddenwingsandbloodlust.podbean.com/e/%d1%81%d0%be%d0%bd%d0%b5%d1%87%d0%ba%d0%b0-%d0%b2-%d1%83%d0%ba%d1%80%d0%b0%d1%97%d0%bd%d1%96-%d0%bf%d0%b5%d1%80%d0%b5%d0%ba%d0%bb%d0%b0%d0%b4/ - Ukrainian Google translation of this episode 


    https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A1%D0%BE%D0%BD%D0%B5%D1%87%D0%BA%D0%B0 - Ukrainian wikipedia article on ladybirds 


    https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A1%D0%BE%D0%BD%D0%B5%D1%87%D0%BA%D0%BE_(%D0%B4%D0%B8%D1%82%D1%8F%D1%87%D0%B0_%D0%B7%D0%B0%D0%BA%D0%BB%D0%B8%D1%87%D0%BA%D0%B0) - Wikipedia page about Ukrainian nursery rhymes and folk tales about ladybirds 


    https://redbook-ua.org/ - Red Book of Ukraine about endangered species 


    https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/ladybird-beetles-of-ukraine - Ladybirds of Ukraine - Inaturalist project 


    Alexander Slutsky's photo page in Kharkiv, Ukraine: http://www.alsphotopage.com/about/index 


    https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/what-can-inaturalist-community-do-for-our-fellow-naturalists-in-ukraine/29937 - Information about endemic species in Ukraine 


    https://twitter.com/UK_CEH/status/1498622347959586817 - UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology statement on Ukraine 


    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/nov/06/whats-the-environmental-impact-of-modern-war - 


    https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0306312715603249 - Leaf bugs near the Chernobyl site 


    http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/search.php?search=adv&SearchContent=WebSearchName&SearchType=begins&txt_Search=&accepted=accepted&rankm=%3E%3D&rank=220&belongs=Coccinellidae+%7C+Family&list=0&listareas=2196&listareastatus=1&btn_SearchAdv=Search


    http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/search.php?search=adv&SearchContent=WebSearchName&SearchType=begins&txt_Search=&accepted=accepted&rankm=%3E%3D&rank=220&belongs=Coccinellidae+%7C+Family&list=0&listareas=2196&listareastatus=8&btn_SearchAdv=Search - Pesi portal results 


    https://www.gbif.org/occurrence/taxonomy?country=UA&taxon_key=7782&occurrence_status=present - Numbers of different ladybirds recorded in Ukraine with Harlequins recorded 715 times, 7-spots 516 times and 22-spots 92 times. 


     


    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/322138730_Notes_on_three_morphs_of_Bulaea_lichatschovii_Hummel_Coleoptera_Coccinellidae_from_Northern_Pakistan


    Ladybirds attack the beaches of Odessa and Kharkiv - https://nv.ua/ukraine/events/bozhi-korovki-atakuyut-plyazhi-mariupolya-i-odessy-prichiny-opasno-li-eto-foto-video-50170931.html 


    https://newsfounded.com/ukraineeng/in-southern-ukraine-millions-of-dead-ladybirds/ 


    https://www.facebook.com/hrabro.odessa/posts/1676788112531736


    Ukraine's ladybug fan breaks her own world record - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fToOfxAigpc 


    https://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/largest-collection-of-ladybirds 


     


    Thanks to @cabbageleek on twitter and matthewvosper on inaturalist plus everyone who helped me find the right information. 


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    • 31 min
    Episode 45: Epilachna varivestis - The Mexican Bean Beetle

    Episode 45: Epilachna varivestis - The Mexican Bean Beetle

    Learn about a ladybird that is one of the world's worst pests of soybeans. 


    Podcast recommendation - Gardeners of the Galaxy (@orbitalgardens on Twitter)


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    Music by Debra Torrance :) 


    Photo by Stephen Ausmus, 21st March 2006 for Wikipedia https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Epilachna_varivestis_(cropped).jpg 


    Sources:


    https://www.cabdirect.org/cabdirect/abstract/19620501187


    https://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/veg/bean/mexican_bean_beetle.htm


    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/0098847288900469


    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09583157.2013.809404


    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0925857419303842

    • 25 min
    Episode 44: Ladybirds and Spiders with Tea Francis

    Episode 44: Ladybirds and Spiders with Tea Francis

    Despite what it says in the intro this is episode 44. I talk to spider advocate Tea Francis about the relationship between ladybirds and spiders. We talk about the rare and beautiful Ladybird Spider, what spiders do with ladybirds in their webs, spiders which eat aphids, how to start keeping invertebrates and more! 


    Follow Tea on Twitter @tea_francis


    Follow her on Instagram @scienteafic 


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    • 1 hr 21 min

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fullbodiedcrime ,

Awesome listen!

What a cool idea for a podcast! Really enjoy her voice, it’s rather soothing & she’s a great story teller!

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