Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Episode 21: Biocontrol Basics with Dr. Lauren Diepenbrock

Hey there bug lovers! Today we are covering biological control, a dynamic and interesting topic if there ever was one! Our guest is Dr. Lauren Diepenbrock of North Carolina State University and she helps to lay out the different kinds of biological control and who the all star bio-control agents are. Specifically we talk a lot about lady beetles!
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Lauren also mentioned The Lost Lady Bug Project, you can connect with that citizen science project here:

Here are a couple of images of that really interesting lady beetle that we chat about:
Via Discover Life: 
Via The Curious Gardener

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