NY state insect found after 29 years

2011-10-04 10:31
Ithaca - The rare nine-spotted ladybug, subject of a nationwide citizen science project launched after it appeared the insect had gone extinct, has been found in New York state for the first time there in 29 years.

Entomologist John Losey of Cornell University's Lost Ladybug Project said on Monday that a nine-spotted ladybug was found by a project participant at a Long Island organic farm in July, and scientists visiting the farm found more of the insects.

The bug is New York's official state insect but it hadn't been found there for decades until now, although it has been spotted in other states since the project got under way 12 years ago.

The nine-spotted ladybug was once one of the most common ladybugs in the US.

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