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A87918664 - The Harlequin Ladybird - Pest Control Turned Pest

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SashaQ - happysad

Entry: The Harlequin Ladybird - Pest Control Turned Pest - A87918664
Author: SashaQ - happysad - Editor - U9936370

Here is a little Entry that vaguely links in with this month's Create theme - people got more than they bargained for when they thought they found a solution to the problem of pests in agriculture...


A87918664 - The Harlequin Ladybird - Pest Control Turned Pest

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Florida Sailor Back From Havana, Cuba

I don't know if this has a place in your Entry, but I thought you might find it interesting, US President Lindon Banes Johnson insisted that everyone in his family had the same initials, so he gave his wife a nick-name http://www.whitehouse.gov/about-the-white-house/first-ladies/claudia-alta-taylor-lady-bird-johnson/

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A87918664 - The Harlequin Ladybird - Pest Control Turned Pest

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minorvogonpoet

This is an interesting little article. smiley - smiley

I wonder however, if it's only the arrival of the Harlequin that's responsible for the decline of the European ladybird. Didn't intensive agriculture, with its use of pesticides play a part too?

I've heard that, although both the European ladybird and the Harlequin exude a substance that can irritate the skin, the Harlequin produces more and therefore people are more likely to have an allergic reaction if they handle one.


A87918664 - The Harlequin Ladybird - Pest Control Turned Pest

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Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor

A very informative Entry. smiley - smiley

You could link to our Entry about Germany ( A297092 ) in the last section.


A87918664 - The Harlequin Ladybird - Pest Control Turned Pest

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SashaQ - happysad

Thanks everyone smiley - biggrin

That is an important story about Lady Bird - I enjoyed reading it.

I have mentioned a bit more about the threats affecting Ladybirds and found some more fascinating h2g2 links too, along with the link to Germany that I have added smiley - ok


A87918664 - The Harlequin Ladybird - Pest Control Turned Pest

Post 6

bobstafford

Excellent informative entry smiley - cheers


A87918664 - The Harlequin Ladybird - Pest Control Turned Pest

Post 7

minorvogonpoet

This expanded version is even better. smiley - ok


A87918664 - The Harlequin Ladybird - Pest Control Turned Pest

Post 8

SashaQ - happysad

Thank you smiley - biggrin


A87918664 - The Harlequin Ladybird - Pest Control Turned Pest

Post 9

Dmitri Gheorgheni

This is very good - thanks for educating us about these insects. smiley - smiley


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