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Hidden Wings and Bloodlust
A podcast dedicated to ladybirds
Aug 2, 2021
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 Sign up to her Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/scienteafic === Buy me a coffee at Ko-Fi: https://www.ko-fi.com/hwabpodcast Follow me on Twitter @HWABpodcast Follow me on Instagram @365.ladybird Like my facebook page www.facebook.com/hiddenwingsandbloodlust
1 hr 21 min
Jul 27, 2021
Episode 43: Threats to endangered species with Steve Allain
Steve Allain talks me through the changes to protection of endangered species and possible threats to their survival from proposed government legislation and changes to their status. Please note it says 'episode 44' in the intro because it's being released slightly out of order... Record sightings with the irecord app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.ac.ceh.irecord https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jul/02/red-squirrels-and-pine-martens-could-lose-protection-in-uk-review-say-experts Info about the changes from the ARG: https://www.arguk.org/get-involved/news/7th-quinquennial-review-qqr-of-schedules-5-and-8-of-the-wildlife-and-countryside-act-1981-a-summary-by-arg-uk Follow @stevoallain on Twitter Support me on ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/hwabpodcast Follow me on Twitter @HWABPodcast Follow me on Instagram @365.ladybird Like my facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/hiddenwingsandbloodlust Wherever you get your podcasts: https://www.podfollow.com/hidden-wings-and-bloodlust Music by Debra Torrance :)
Jul 19, 2021
Episode 42: Chilocorus stigma - The Twice-Stabbed Ladybug
This week's episode is all about the twice-stabbed ladybug. Found in North America, this ladybird has interesting genetics and a weird lifestyle. Plus, hear an update with new information about the kidney spot! Podcast recommendation - The Wild Episode with Brian Ruckley. Follow https://twitter.com/WildEpisode or www.wildepisode.com :) Sources: Picture used in show notes by Parihav at the English-language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons. Picture can be found here: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Twicestabbed1.jpg https://www.mdpi.com/2075-4450/11/6/368 - Rigorous Morphological Studies Confirm That the Classical Object of Pest Control Chilocorus kuwanae Is the Same Species as Ch. renipustulatus (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) https://biocontrol.entomology.cornell.edu/predators/Chilocoruss.php https://www.scielo.br/j/gmb/a/dhbZYvwxrYCKKhnK3SmHJTs/abstract/?lang=en - Information on the XY chromosomes https://www.nature.com/articles/1931210a0 - Polymorphic chromosomes https://bugguide.net/node/view/817339 - Another similar ladybird :) https://www.fs.fed.us/nrs/pubs/gtr/gtr_wo37/18_mayer_wo37.pdf - Chilocorus stigma and beech scale https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston/beneficials/beneficial-16_twicestabbed_ladybug.htm https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16334330/ https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=VGQiB01pBeIC&pg=PA168&lpg=PA168&dq=chilocorus+stigma+mussel+scale&source=bl&ots=XrXmUpe-Se&sig=ACfU3U02pJOEFxUgGz5r2UaebZWKk5m6UQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjvhJXfve_xAhVNSsAKHR_SC1QQ6AEwCXoECAcQAw#v=onepage&q=chilocorus%20stigma%20mussel%20scale&f=false - Chapter from Ivo Hodek's book with info on low survival rates on Mussel Scale. Buy me a coffee at Ko-Fi: https://www.ko-fi.com/hwabpodcast Follow me on Twitter @HWABPodcast Follow me on Instagram @365.ladybird Like my facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/hiddenwingsandbloodlust Wherever you get your podcasts: https://www.podfollow.com/hidden-wings-and-bloodlust Music by Debra Torrance :)
Jul 10, 2021
Episode 41: Propylea quattuordecimpunctata - The 14-Spot Ladybird
Find out about a ladybird with square spots that can be said to resemble a clown face, a football, an emoji, an anchor and more! This week's podcast recommendation is @PodcastSpecies - https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8zYTg2YzFmMC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw== Talk Ag To Me episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ladybird-lady-talk-ag-to-me-ft-rachael-from-hidden/id1481265957?i=1000528087613 Follow @TalkAgToMe on twitter Arabic transcription of Episode 36 (Ladybirds in Palestine) now on Opinya Times! https://www.opinyatimes.com/%d9%81%d9%8a-%d8%ad%d9%84%d9%82%d8%a9-%d8%ae%d8%a7%d8%b5%d8%a9-%d8%b9%d9%86-%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%ad%d8%b4%d8%b1%d8%a7%d8%aa-%d9%81%d9%8a-%d9%81%d9%84%d8%b3%d8%b7%d9%8a%d9%86-%d8%a5%d8%b9%d9%84%d8%a7%d9%85/?fbclid=IwAR0uqJdG1Bw7h-xv_HmL8zk3CWt4kSF1_DbvlH-xwHnnyC-xpBiUtJSlFFY Sources: https://www.britannica.com/technology/propylaeum https://www.ukbeetles.co.uk/propylea - More info on diet and lifestyle :) https://www.eje.cz/pdfs/eje/2005/03/17.pdf - Life expectancy and fertility with 6 species of aphid https://www.eje.cz/pdfs/eje/2008/03/09.pdf https://www.academia.edu/download/39067810/final_Phototactic_Effects_of_Light_Emitting_Diodes_LEDs.pdf Buy me a coffee at Ko-Fi: https://www.ko-fi.com/hwabpodcast Follow me on Twitter: @HWABpodcast Follow me on Instagram: @365.ladybird Like my facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hiddenwingsandbloodlust Website: https://hiddenwingsandbloodlust.podbean.com Find your podcast app at https://www.podfollow.com/hidden-wings-and-bloodlust Music at the start of the show by Debra Torrance :)
Jul 3, 2021
Episode 40: 1976 Part 2 - Memories of 1976 with CJ Romer
I talk to paranormal investigator CJ Romer about his memories of 1976, the year when 23 billion ladybirds invaded the UK. We have a fun conversation about his recollection of the ladybird invasion, the sensationalism of the media, how to communicate with a ghostly ladybird and more! You can read more about CJ's work at ASSAP, the Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena here: http://www.assap.ac.uk/ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35603972#:~:text=The%20hot%20summer%20of%201976,reporting%20being%20bitten%20by%20them.&text=The%20British%20Entomological%20and%20Natural,of%20England%20by%20late%20July.
Jul 1, 2021
Episode 39: What happened in 1976? Part 1.
You might have heard about the ladybird invasion of 1976. In Part 1 of this special 2-part episode, I talk about what happened in that famous year and talk about possible scientific explanations of what might have happened, as well as the impact on the society and community. Podcast recommendation this week is Ungagged! Please check out our film club discussion here: http://leftungagged.org/2021/06/28/film-club-pride-2014/ Sources: Newspaper articles from the Mirror, the Birkenhead News, the Sun and other local and national newspapers, kindly uploaded by Christian Jensen Romer. https://www.countryfile.com/countryfile/great-drought-of-1976-what-happened-and-what-was-the-impact-on-britain/ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2006/may/17/water.ethicalliving https://www.lep.co.uk/news/do-you-remember-ladybird-plague-1976-why-britains-latest-heatwave-hasnt-caused-another-plague-45908 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35603972 https://www.wikiwirral.co.uk/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/219043/re-ladybird-swarm-1976.html https://inews.co.uk/news/environment/ladybird-invasion-swarms-uk-population-explosion-season-181142 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/0006320778900022 https://www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/2017/research/1976-drought-butterflies-moths/#:~:text=Scientists%20at%20the%20University%20of,swarming%20in%20search%20of%20food. http://lostladybug.org/file_uploads/WashupEntAmericana.pdf https://eje.cz/pdfs/eje/1993/04/04.pdf - Ivo Hodek's study https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0082278 https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Dan-Minchin/publication/274475587_A_swarm_of_the_seven-spot_ladybird_Coccinella_septempunctata_Coleoptera_Coccinellidae_carried_on_a_cruise_ship/links/595caa7eaca272f3c08f510e/A-swarm-of-the-seven-spot-ladybird-Coccinella-septempunctata-Coleoptera-Coccinellidae-carried-on-a-cruise-ship.pdf - Hibernating 7-spots on a Moroccan cruise ship :) http://la.climatologie.free.fr/secheresse/drought-heat_wave1.htm - Drought in France https://www.ouest-france.fr/bretagne/les-coccinelles-envahissent-le-littoral-larmor-plage-27639 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/002017907790035X Buy me a coffee: https://www.ko-fi.com/hwabpodcast Follow me on Twitter: @hwabpodcast Follow me on Instagram: @365.ladybird Like my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hiddenwingsandbloodlust Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/hidden-wings-and-bloodlust/id1476595771 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1Oy8dnGCsXXejYRI1b7j8z Website: https://hiddenwingsandbloodlust.podbean.com Music by Debra Torrance :)
Jun 16, 2021
Episode 38: Cheilomenes sexmaculata - The 6-Spotted Zigzag Ladybird
Discover the world of the 6-spotted zigzag ladybird, a commonly found ladybird in India and the Pacific. Picture used on the episode artwork by Renju from Kerala, India (user: Renjusplace on wikipedia) https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cheilomenes_sexmaculata,_ladybird_10.jpg Sources: http://indianladybirds.myspecies.info/gallery https://www.angelfire.com/bug2/j_poorani/ https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/edit/10.1201/9780429061400-14/coccinellidae-indian-subcontinent-poorani https://foodandscientificreports.com/assets/uploads/issues/1585768721six_spotted_zigzag_ladybird_beetle.pdf https://jpp.um.ac.ir/article/view/50296/article_36723.html?lang=en https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/1409806002 https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/3c16/014a12c1ca2f652f3f522bf7cd9481081204.pdf https://www.entomoljournal.com/archives/2016/vol4issue5/PartH/4-5-41-780.pdf https://www.academia.edu/14764698/Cheilomenes_Sexmaculata_The_Six_Spotted_Zigzag_Ladybird_Beetle https://www.researchgate.net/publication/317257411_Protogyny_after_hibernation_and_aestivation_in_Cheilomenes_sexmaculata_Coleoptera_Coccinellidae_in_central_Japan -------------------- Podcast promo for this week - Nature Newbies with Anna Feeney. https://naturenewbies.podbean.com/ Like my facebook page: https://facebook.com/hiddenwingsandbloodlust Follow me on Twitter @Hwabpodcast Follow me on Instagram @365.ladybird Buy me a coffee at Ko-Fi : www.ko-fi.com/hwabpodcast Music by Debra Torrance :)
Jun 7, 2021
Episode 37: Ladybirds and Ants
A deep dive into the relationships between ladybirds and ants. With a podcast recommendation for Just Plain Wrong - @plainwrongpod on Twitter. My apologies for the muffled audio quality on this episode - in the first version it sounded very uneven. Sources: https://billsbirding.blogspot.com/2014/06/scarce-7-spot-ladybird.html Evolutionary Perspectives on Myrmecophily in Ladybirds: https://www.hindawi.com/journals/psyche/2012/591570/ https://www.jungledragon.com/image/110769/globe_marked_lady_beetles_azya_orbigera.html - Globe Marked ladybeetles https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/southern-africa/view/project/645756/indigenous-ladybird-species-distribution-in-south-africa-coccinellidae/observations - Photo of the blue-eyed ant munching lady beetle Field Guide to the Ladybirds of Great Britain and Ireland Spotlight Ladybirds by Richard Comont https://www.researchgate.net/publication/331072095_High_parasitization_of_a_rare_ladybird_Platynaspis_luteorubra_-_a_reason_of_its_rarity - High parasitisation of Platynaspis luteorubra A Natural History of Ladybird Beetles by Michael Majerus et al https://www.jstor.org/stable/40863799 https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10905-008-9163-y https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/wildlife-explorer/invertebrates/ants/black-garden-ant https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/wildlife-explorer/invertebrates/ants/yellow-meadow-ant https://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/urban/ants/Myrmica_ruba.htm https://www.jstor.org/stable/4221364?seq=1 - Waxy coatings on Scymnus ladybirds. https://thecreative.cafe/the-fable-of-the-ant-and-the-ladybug-31115946df22?gi=a382b2df1244#:~:text=The%20Fable%20of%20the%20Ant%20and%20the%20Ladybug.,at%20all.%20In%20fact%2C%20it%20was%20a%20ladybug%21 - The fable of the ant and the ladybug https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/large-blue/id1334821500?i=1000519771414 - Species Podcast episode on the Large Blue butterfly ________________________________ Follow me on Twitter: @hwabpodcast Follow me on Instagram: @365.ladybird Buy me a coffee at Ko-Fi: https://www.ko-fi.com/hwabpodcast Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Visit my website at https://hiddenwingsandbloodlust.podbean.com Music by Debra Torrance :)
May 28, 2021
Episode 36: Ladybirds in Palestine with Mohammad Najajrah and Mazin Qumsiyeh
In 2019 Mohammad Najajrah and Mazin Qumsiyeh from the Palestine Museum of Natural History, at the University of Bethlehem, carried out the first ever study of ladybirds in the West Bank. They found 35 species. In this episode, I talked to them about their work, how the Israeli occupation is affecting nature and the environment in Palestine, how ladybirds are viewed in Palestinian culture and more. You can read the study here: https://www.palestinenature.org/fr/research/Najajrahet-al-2019.pdf https://magazine.scienceforthepeople.org/vol23-1/an-environmental-nakba-the-palestinian-environment-under-israeli-colonization/ - Mazin's article on the environmental effects of Israeli policies. https://smujo.id/biodiv/article/view/3587 - Article about birds in Gaza by Abdel Fattah Abd Rabou. https://www.dw.com/en/70-years-of-nakba-the-ongoing-struggle-of-palestinian-refugees/a-43798899 - More about the Nakba and interviews with survivors. View the museum's website here: https://www.palestinenature.org Follow the museum on Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/PIBS.PMNH/ Donate to the museum here: https://www.palestinenature.org/donations/ Buy Mazin's books here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mazin-B-Qumsiyeh/e/B001KMCXP2/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_ebooks_1 Buy me a coffee at Ko-Fi: https://www.ko-fi.com/hwabpodcast Follow me on twitter: @HWABpodcast or Instagram @365.ladybird Like my facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hiddenwingsandbloodlust Get redirected to the right podcast app here: https://podfollow.com/hidden-wings-and-bloodlust
May 23, 2021
Episode 35: Oenopia shirkuhensis
Learn about a newly discovered ladybird from the Shirkuh mountain range in Iran, only confirmed as a new species in 2020. Content warning: This episode contains descriptions of a ladybird's genitalia. Listen to the UK Wildlife Podcast's latest episode here: http://www.uk-wildlife.co.uk/ep50-9-wildlife-podcasters-in-1-podcast/ Out for a walk podcast: https://www.outforawalk.uk/ or @outforawalkpod Massive thank you to Mehdi Zare Khormizi for all the help he gave me on this episode. You can follow him on @ladybugs.ir. Picture by Alexander Slutsky: http://www.alsphotopage.com/gallery/index/id/15304 You can view more of his pictures here: http://www.alsphotopage.com/gallery/index/id/6312/list/latestcom Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shirkuh https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yazd_Province https://zookeys.pensoft.net/article/46390/ - Oenopia shirkuhensis sp. nov. (Coleoptera, Coccinellidae) from Iran mimicking Adalia bipunctata. https://researchoutreach.org/articles/scientists-join-dots-between-lady-beetles-iran/ https://bioone.org/journals/the-coleopterists-bulletin/volume-74/issue-1/0010-065X-74.1.161/Potential-M%c3%bcllerian-Mimicry-between-Adalia-bipunctata-Linnaeus-and-Oenopia-conglobata/10.1649/0010-065X-74.1.161.short#:~:text=Zakharov%20and%20Shaikevich%20provided%20molecular%20genetic%20evidence%20that,form%20fasciatopunctata%20occurs%20in%20Kazakhstan%2C%20Siberia%2C%20and%20Mongolia. - Unusual two-spots in the orchards. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mehdi-Zare-Khormizi - Mehdi's research page. Buy me a coffee at Ko-fi: https://www.ko-fi.com/hwabpodcast Follow me on twitter @hwabpodcast or instagram at @365.ladybird Like my facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hiddenwingsandbloodlust Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/hidden-wings-and-bloodlust/id1476595771 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkLnBvZGJlYW4uY29tL2hpZGRlbndpbmdzYW5kYmxvb2RsdXN0L2ZlZWQueG1s?sa=X&ved=0CAMQ4aUDahcKEwjY2JrD6eDwAhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQAQ&hl=en-GB Music by Debra Torrance
May 12, 2021
Episode 34: Halmus chalybeus - The SteelBlue Ladybird
Learn about a metallic blue ladybird native to Australia. Plus, coming up is the UK Wildlife Podcast's 50th episode - stay tuned for the link! The picture is by user Raewyn on Wikipedia: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Steelblue_Ladybird_(Halmus_chalybeus)_on_leaf.jpg https://www.flickr.com/photos/37999014@N00/2945548428/ Sources: https://nzacfactsheets.landcareresearch.co.nz/factsheet/InterestingInsects/Steelblue-ladybird---Halmus-chalybeus.html#:~:text=It%20is%20found%20on%20trees,North%20of%20the%20South%20Island. https://nzacfactsheets.landcareresearch.co.nz/Browse.html https://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_ladybirds/Steelblue.htm https://www.homestolove.com.au/good-bug-steelblue-ladybird-9821 https://www.ento.csiro.au/biology/ladybirds/lucid/key/lucidKey/Media/Html/halmuChalybeus1.htm http://nzbirdsonline.org.nz/species/european-greenfinch ----------------------- Follow me on Twitter: @HWABpodcast Like my facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hiddenwingsa…
May 5, 2021
Episode 33: Ladybird Books ... Interview with Helen Day
Helen Day who runs the website Ladybird Fly Away Home, dedicated to vintage Ladybird Books, talks to me about the history of the company, the artists involved, the topics covered, the most popular series and much more. You can find Helen's website at http://www.ladybirdflyawayhome.com or find her facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/121640071180835 . You can follow her on Twitter at @LBFlyawayhome. Details about the exhibition - The Wonderful World of the Ladybird Artists: https://ladybirdflyawayhome.com/the-ladybird-artists-exhibition/ Buy me a coffee at Ko-Fi: https://www.ko-fi.com/hwabpodcast Like my facebook page www.facebook.com/hiddenwingsandbloodlust Follow me on twitter @HWABpodcast Follow me on instagram @365.ladybird Music by Debra Torrance.
1 hr 11 min
Apr 27, 2021
Episode 32: Coccinella undecimpunctata - The 11-Spot Ladybird
Find out about the ladybird behind Ladybird Books - the 11-spot ladybird. With a promo for CritterCast podcast. Also please check out Ryan Dalton's Into the Wild :) Correction: The two white dots are on the ladybird's head not the pronotum. Sources: Spotlight Ladybirds by Richard Comont Helen Roy et al - Field Guide to the Ladybirds of Great Britain and Ireland https://nzacfactsheets.landcareresearch.co.nz/factsheet/InterestingInsects/Eleven-spotted-ladybird---Coccinella-undecimpunctata.html https://influentialpoints.com/biocontrol/Coccinella_undecimpunctata_eleven-spot_ladybird.htm https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03235400903024712 https://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.1058.8087&rep=rep1&type=pdf https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Antonio-Soares-22/publication/234035763_Intraguild_predation_between_the_aphidophagous_ladybird_beetles_Harmonia_axyridis_and_Coccinella_undecimpunctata_Coleoptera_Coccinellidae_The_role_of_body_weight/links/58c6731d…
Apr 21, 2021
Episode 31: Scymnus interruptus - The Red-Flanked Scymnus Ladybird
Learn about the tiny inconspicuous ladybird Scymnus interruptus! With a recommendation for Grubbing in the Filth podcast. Take a look at @gtifpodcast on Twitter or wherever you get your podcasts. Look out for CritterCast's episode next week! Check them out at @CastCritter on Twitter, https://crittercastpodcast.blubrry.net or wherever you get your podcasts. Sources: Field guide to the Ladybirds of Britain and Ireland by Helen Roy et al. https://www.andrewjewels.com/scymnus-interruptus http://coleonet.de/coleo/texte/scymnus.htm https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2FBF00333941 https://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/pubs/jrnl/2002/nrs_2002_lu_001.pdf https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdfdirect/10.1111/eea.12691 https://academic.oup.com/ee/article-abstract/39/4/1309/449517 Buy me a coffee at Ko-Fi - https://www.ko-fi.com/hwabpodcast Follow me on Twitter: @hwabpodcast or Instagram @365.ladybird Like my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/hiddenwingsandbloodlust Music by Debra T…
Apr 13, 2021
Episode 30: Synonycha grandis - The Giant Bamboo Ladybird (Golden 13 Star Ladybird)
This week, learn about the Giant Bamboo Ladybird, one of the biggest ladybirds in the world - and some of the fiercest aphids in the world, living in South East Asian bamboo forests. With a promo for the RedHanded podcast. Sources: https://r.search.yahoo.com/_ylt=AwrJS9S2J3ZgE2YAZjYM34lQ;_ylu=Y29sbwNpcjIEcG9zAzQEdnRpZAMEc2VjA3Ny/RV=2/RE=1618384950/RO=10/RU=https%3a%2f%2fwww.academia.edu%2f39496043%2fFunctional_Morphology_and_Defensive_Behavior_in_a_Social_Aphid/RK=2/RS=um7r39wXEt_TeHlG_Xa8Wy6zkcE- http://www.zgswfz.com.cn/EN/abstract/abstract735.shtml https://natureandlearn.com/13-star-golden-ladybird-beetle-synonycha-grandis-clear-education-insect-specimen/ https://www.angelfire.com/bug2/j_poorani/ladybirds.htm https://esj-journals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1007/BF02763464 https://phys.org/news/2019-04-aphid-soldiers-sacrifice-colony-predators.html https://www.researchgate.net/publication/268629487_Observations_on_Pseudoregma_alexanderi_Homoptera_Pemphigidae_an_aphid_…
Apr 8, 2021
Bonus Episode#1: Coccinella saucerotti
Discover a mysterious ladybird which feeds on leaf-beetle larvae, in this bonus episode for Hidden Wings and Bloodlust. Sources: Studies on leaf-beetles in Turkey: https://www.cabdirect.org/cabdirect/abstract/19931180571 https://www.cabi.org/isc/abstract/19931180570 https://epilachna.flog.pl/wpis/11136128/coccinella-saucerottei - The only live photo of C saucerotti i could find :) https://european-ladybirds.brc.ac.uk/ https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.ac.ceh.leu&hl=en_GB&gl=US https://www.coleoptera.org.uk/species/chrysomela-tremula https://www.ukbeetles.co.uk/chrysomela-populi https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysomela_populi https://zoogalaktika.ru/photos/red-data-book-region/red-data-book-privolzhskij/red-data-book-samara - Details of the Red Book of endangered species in Samara. Picture from http://rrrcn.ru/kksam-bespozvonochnye/100 - Ministry of forestry, nature management and environmental protection in Samara, Russia --- Buy me a coffee at https://ko-f…
Apr 8, 2021
Episode 29: Coccinella quinquepunctata - The 5-Spot Ladybird
Find out all about the 5-spot ladybird and its unusual habitat in Wales and Scotland. Thank you to Daryn Johnson for pronouncing the Welsh place-names! Sources: https://influentialpoints.com/biocontrol/Coccinella_quinquepunctata_five-spot_ladybird.htm https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/een.12847 - Geographic variation in the habitat preference of a scarce predatory insect...by Sloggett et al https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/endangered-ladybird-found-only-wales-1827527.amp http://www.llanellinaturalists.org.uk/index.php/newsletters/dragonflies-and-damselfies/238-carmarthenshire-ladybirds Michael Majerus - A natural history of ladybird beetles Field guide to ladybirds by Roy et al (2017). https://www.alamy.com/five-spot-ladybird-fivespot-ladybird-5-spot-ladybird-coccinella-quinquepunctata-on-sand-image283979660.html - Alamy stock photo, contributor: blickwinkel My podcast recommendation for this week is The Wildlife Garden Podcast - https://twitter.c…
Mar 18, 2021
Episode 28: What is a ladybird?
This show will tell you about how a ladybird is defined and how insects are categorised. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/educol/documents/157423.htm - Article about Linnaeus and racism https://twitter.com/UKWildlifePod/status/1371340383410589697 - UK Wildlife episode on ladybirds with Helen Roy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coccinellidae https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Coccinellidae_genera With a promo for Blood & Terf podcast. I'm raising money for WAVAW rape crisis centre https://donate.tiltify.com/@hiddenwingsandbloodlust/wavaw-fundraiser You can find more information about them here: https://www.wavaw.ca/ Buy me a coffee at Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/G2G63KMOK
Mar 7, 2021
Episode 27: 'How a Ladybug Changed My Life' with Rodney C Burris
Rodney C Burris, a professional development coach and speaker based in Baltimore, tells me how a ladybird (or ladybug) changed his life and gave him a respect for all life. We have a fun conversation on topics such as why there's no such thing as a coincidence, pest control and more! You can view Rodney's website here: https://rodneycburris.com/ This episode was edited by Greg Laceda of Laceda Podcast Productions: https://www.lacedapodcastproductions.com Thank you too to Matthew Sterkenburg - https://www.podcaststrong.com Music is by Debra Torrance. Follow me on @hwabpodcast on twitter or @365.ladybird on Instagram, or like my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/hiddenwingsandbloodlust Buy me a coffee at Ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/G2G63KMOK
Feb 14, 2021
Episode 26: Hippodamia arctica - Tundramarihøne
Hear about an incredible ladybird that lives in the Arctic! Sources - A Natural History of the Ladybird Beetles by Michael Majerus Spotlight Ladybirds by Richard Comont https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00305316.2020.1763871 - Review of the genus Hippodamia in the Palearctic region, 2020 https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-90-481-8601-3_9 - Is the lifecycle of high arctic aphids adapted to climate change? https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0022191000001530 - Insects in hypoxia https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-94-007-1896-8_10 - Ecological and experimental exposure of insects to anoxia reveals surprising tolerance. From the book 'Anoxia' by William Wyatt Hoback et al. https://top10nos.com/arctic-plants/ https://cityandgarden.com/plants-in-the-tundra/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/earth/story/20160308-how-one-squirrel-manages-to-survive-being-frozen - Details about the ground squirrel, red bark beetle and wood frog. https://www.discov…
Feb 7, 2021
Episode 25: Ladybird Diseases
Find out the gory details of what diseases ladybirds can get, including male-killing bacteria, fungal infections and more! Plus learn why some of them can actually end up helping the ladybird! Buy me a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/G2G63KMOK :) Podcasts I've listened to this week include the Bearded Tit's podcast by Jack Perks. https://twitter.com/TitBearded Sources: https://www.microbe.tv/twiv/twiv-443/#:~:text=TWiV%20443%3A%20On%20a%20leaf%2C%20no%20one%20can,she%20protects%20the%20cocoon%20until%20the%20adult%20emerges - TWiV 443 - On a leaf, no one can hear you scream. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-1-4020-6939-0_18 -Interactions between the fungal pathogen Beauveria bassiana and three species of coccinellid: Harmonia axyridis, Coccinella septempunctata and Adalia bipunctata https://www.jstor.org/stable/2402774 - Plant viruses and 7 spots http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/2458/1/IGP.pdf - Beauveria bassiana and Harmonia axyridis https://www.researchgate.net/prof…
Jan 30, 2021
Episode 24: Ladybirds in the Winter
All about what ladybirds do in winter. With a promo for the new book Histeridae, Sphaeritidae and Silphidae of Britain and Ireland, by Lane, Lucas and Whiffin. You can buy it here: https://www.field-studies-council.org/shop/publications/histeridae-and-silphidae-atlas/?fbclid=IwAR30sBt7fFlCI7dpqEpy12Oj6EV4KrJeW_YTNt7xLefdYYygdcruCePb3BM Field guide to the ladybirds of Britain and Ireland - Roy et al. Spotlight Ladybirds by Richard Comont http://www.ace-sap.it/UploadDocs/3270_WATANABE2002.pdf - Information on Harlequin ladybirds. https://academic.oup.com/ee/article-abstract/34/2/432/461808 - Study on the 7-spots in Honshu https://www.academia.edu/download/45639264/ceryngier_2015_ladybird_dormancy.pdf - Ecology of dormancy in ladybird beetles (2015) by Ceryngier.
Jan 19, 2021
Episode 23: Listeners' Questions
Listener's questions are out! Find out why you might not be able to smell a ladybird, why ladybirds snuggle together in the winter, how they are affected by global warming and more. With a promo for How to Enjoy Experimental Film with Daniel Adams, available on Spotify, Apple or wherever you get your podcasts. Sources: Overwintering harlequin ladybirds: http://www.ace-sap.it/UploadDocs/3270_WATANABE2002.pdf Ecology of dormancy in ladybird beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) - Piotr Ceryngier (2015) Ceratomegilla undecimnotata - https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Vladimir_Kostal/publication/283368646_Accumulation_of_high_concentrations_of_myo-inositol_in_the_overwintering_ladybird_beetle_Ceratomegilla_undecimnotata/links/5657f46108ae1ef9297bf57a.pdf - Ladybirds, Naturalist's handbook. Correction: The study showing which ladybirds used up their fat reserves faster was Hariri, 1966 and not 1975. https://www.cabdirect.org/cabdirect/abstract/19810583127 - Overwintering of Aphidec…
Jan 17, 2021
Episode 22: Horticulture in Australia with @moltopopulare
I spoke to Charlotte, a horticulture student in Melbourne and former florist who tweets as @moltopopulare. We have a fun interview where we talk about gardening during Covid, the harlequin ladybird, dangerous spiders and more!
1 hr 11 min
Dec 20, 2020
Episode 21: Hippodamia variegata - The Adonis Ladybird
All about the Adonis Ladybird, plus a recommendation for the Hypatia's Lantern youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpsFfq5PlMGc8Wj72JyL_PA Find out about its connection with the greek myths, and why they are known as 'the sports cars of the ladybird world'! (Richard Comont) I do apologise for the poor quality of the audio in part of the episode. Sources: Richard Comont - Spotlight Ladybirds Helen Roy et al - Field Guide to the Ladybirds of Great Britain and Northern Ireland http://ijnrs.damghaniau.ac.ir/article_664207.html - study on pesticides and the Adonis ladybird. https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Variabler_Flach-Marienk%C3%A4fer https://influentialpoints.com/biocontrol/Hippodamia_variegata_adonis_ladybird.htm https://www.greekmythology.com/Myths/Mortals/Hippodamia/hippodamia.html - Article about Hippodamia's legend https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adonis - Adonis legend Music by Debra Torrance.
Dec 5, 2020
Episode 20 - Anatis ocellata, the Eyed Ladybird
All about the eyed ladybird, how to treat ladybirds at Christmas and more! Plus a podcast recommendation for This Week In Virology. Music by Debra Torrance. Image credited to user: Tados at Wikipedia and www.entomart.be
Nov 15, 2020
Episode 19 - Episode with Paul Csomo from Varmints
Hi everyone, I'm back with a new episode! Here's my episode with Paul Csomo from the Varmints podcast. Sorry for the poor audio at the start - I really hope you enjoy.
May 2, 2020
Episode 18 - Anisosticta novemdecimpunctata - The Water Ladybird.
Find out all about the water ladybird, plus a shout out to the Lady Justice podcast. Sources used in this episode: Spotlight Ladybirds by Richard Comont Field guide to the ladybirds of Great Britain and Ireland by Helen Roy et al https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/lady-justice-true-crime/id1482252045 https://ladyjusticepodcast.podbean.com/ Image taken from wikipedia by Gilles San Martin from Amur, Belgium. :)
Apr 15, 2020
Episode 17 - Ladybirds in your home and garden
In this special episode I'll be telling you what habitats in and around your house and garden support which species of ladybird. I'll also be giving some suggestions on how to stay in touch with nature during the COVID-19 pandemic. Music is by 22-pistepirkko and Debra Torrance.
Apr 5, 2020
Sorry I've not put out an episode in a while. A new one is coming soon.
Mar 31, 2020
Episode 16 - Interview with Macken Murphy of Species
Two months ago I interviewed Macken Murphy who runs the Species podcast. This is our conversation!
Mar 2, 2020
Episode 15 - Ladybirds and Judaism Part 2. Interview with Trisha Arlin
Hi everyone, welcome to part 2 of Ladybirds and Judaism. This is my interview with Trisha Arlin, a Jewish liturgist and writer. You can find her work here: https://triganza.blogspot.com Buy her new book Place Yourself: Words of Prayer and Intention here: https://dimus.parrhesia.press/shop/tkhines-paraliturgical-prayers/place-yourself-word-of-prayer-intention-by-trisha-arlin-foreword-by-rabbi-jill-hammer-ph-d/ You can also support her on Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/trishaarlin --- Music at the start of the show is by Debra Torrance. Music at the end is Boardroom Walk by 22-pistepirkko. Chag purim sameach to all my Jewish listeners, I'll try and bring out the new episode earlier next week, but may end up being later on in the week. Find me on the usual social media channels: http://www.facebook.com/hiddenwingsandbloodlust On twitter @hwabpodcast On instagram @365.ladybird You can follow me on Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/hiddenwingsandbloodlust
Feb 24, 2020
Episode 14. Ladybirds and religion - Judaism (part 1)
Find out about the association of Judaism with ladybirds. Music is by Debra Torrance and 22-Pistepirkko. Sources used in this episode: http://www.talmudology.com/jeremybrownmdgmailcom/2019/1/9/shechita-pain-and-stunning https://forward.com/articles/5541/the-adorable-moses-cow/ https://pre.haaretz.com/premium-word-of-the-day-parat-moshe-rabbeinu-1.5193869 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0449010X.1983.10704932?journalCode=rjeq20 https://www.rug.nl/research/portal/files/108335229/Her_haggling_nature_never_leaves_her_Dutch_identity_and_Jewish_stereotypes_in_the_writings_of_Nicolaas_Fran_ois_Hoefnagel_1735_1784.pdf https://opensiddur.org/prayers/lunisolar/new-years-day/for-domesticated-animals/a-blessing-for-the-bugs-on-rosh-hodesh-elul-and-rosh-hashana-labehemot-by-trisha-arlin/ http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/2366/joris-hoefnagel-and-georg-bocskay-ladybird-and-european-wild-pansy-flemish-and-hungarian-1561-1562-illumination-added-1591-1596/ - for an example…
Feb 17, 2020
Episode 13. Chilocorus renipustulatus - The Kidney Spot Ladybird
All about the kidney spot ladybird, plus mentions of the pine ladybird, the twice stabbed ladybug, chilocorus kuwanae (probably the same species) and more. There's also a podcast recommendation - Let's Talk About Sects by Sarah Steel. Sources used in this episode: Field guide to the ladybirds of Great Britain & Ireland (Helen Roy and Peter Brown, illustrated by Richard Lewington, 2018) http://www.eje.cz/pdfs/eje/2011/04/14.pdf https://www.gbif.org/species/4452277 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/327559877_Key_for_identification_of_the_ladybirds_Coleoptera_Coccinellidae_of_European_Russia_and_the_Russian_Caucasus_native_and_alien_species Coleopterists Day: https://www.coleoptera.org.uk/news/programme-2020-coleopterists-day
Feb 6, 2020
Episode 12 - Interview with Cassie & Koreena from CritterCast!
Here's the interview I did last weekend with the hosts of CritterCast, Cassie and Koreena! The episode was produced by Vasil Zguri of SoundPulse (www.soundpulse.com). You can check out CritterCast at www.crittercast.com We have a wide ranging conversation including ladybugs, dogs, and er...guinea pig and rabbit poo... :) Enjoy! Music at the start is by Debra Torrance and music at the end is Boardroom Walk by 22-pistepirkko.
Jan 26, 2020
Episode 11. Harmonia quadripunctata - The Cream Streaked Ladybird
All about the cream streaked ladybird, Harmonia quadripunctata, and some information on its infamous relative. This week check out the UK Wildlife Podcast (@UKWildlifePod on twitter) and the RSPB big garden birdwatch! Note: when I am talking about the ten spot i made a mistake and mention spot's on the ladybird's head rather than its pronotum. Sources I used for this episode: Field Guide to the Ladybirds of Britain and Ireland (Roy et al, 2018) https://influentialpoints.com/biocontrol/Harmonia_quadripunctata_cream-streaked_ladybird.htm https://link.springer.com/article/10.1134/S0013873816010012
Jan 15, 2020
Episode 10. Tytthaspis sedecimpunctata - the 16-Spot Ladybird.
Learn what makes the 16 spot ladybird so special, plus a promo for CritterCast (www.crittercast.com) and the Casual Birder Podcast (http://casualbirderpod.libsyn.com)
Jan 8, 2020
Episode 9 - Ladybirds and Crime
Fictional and true cases involving ladybirds. Plus an announcement about a new ladybird discovered in Iran!
Dec 7, 2019
Season 1 Episode 8. Subcoccinella 24-punctata. The 24-spot Ladybird
Sorry for the delay. Join me as I discuss the 24 spot ladybird!
Oct 19, 2019
Season 1 Episode 7 - Interview with Jonathan McGhee of Let's Go Find A Bug
I've returned after the Jewish holidays with a new episode, interviewing the founder of www.letsgofindabug.com . Thank you to Vasil Zguri of sound-pulse.com for editing the episode for me, and to Shaun Hill and Sara Tisch for their help.
Sep 26, 2019
Season 1 Episode 6 - Stethorus pusillus - The Dot Ladybird/Lesser Mite Destroyer
Learn about the smallest ladybird in Britain and its surprising secrets.
Sep 19, 2019
Season 1 Episode 5. Aphidecta obliterata - The Larch Ladybird
This week myself and Debra Torrance introduce you to the Larch Ladybird. Sources: Field Guide to the Ladybirds of Britain and Ireland by Helen Roy et al https://influentialpoints.com/biocontrol/Aphidecta_obliterata_larch_ladybird.htm
Sep 8, 2019
Season 1 Episode 4. Rhyzobius Litura ... the Pointed-Keeled Rhyzobius
Have you ever heard of Rhyzobius Litura? You can find out about Perivale Wood on http://www.perivalewood.org.uk Read more about the Selborne Society at http://www.selbornesociety.org.uk Find out about the Field Studies Council at http://www.field-studies-council.org
Sep 1, 2019
Season 1 Episode 3. Exochomus quadripustulatus - The pine ladybird
Explore the life of the little pine ladybird :) List of companies profiting from deforestation Mejkangati Jenn Shraga's podcast
Aug 24, 2019
Season 1 Episode 2. Psyllobora vigintiduopunctata - The 22 Spot Ladybird
The song at the start of the episode is Boardroom Walk by 22-Pistepirkko (which means 22 spot ladybird in Finnish), thanks so much to Quintus from the band for letting me use it.
Aug 18, 2019
Season 1 episode 1. Coccinella Septempunctata - the 7 Spot Ladybird
This episode tells you all about the famous Coccinella septempunctata, the 7 spot and most common ladybird in the UK. My apologies for the audio quality on this, it is my first time ever recording an episode! Music by Debra Torrance 2019.
Aug 13, 2019
Trailer - episode 0
Who was the killer who murdered a colony of aphids on Mrs McGonagall's prize rose bushes? Find out in season 1 episode of Hidden Wings and Bloodlust. Join me on a journey through the world of Coccinellidae.