Lady Beetle Pigmentation Mutants Available

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Coleomegilla maculata, Spotted Lady Beetle, wild-type


Margaret Allen, Ph.D., Research Entomologist, Biological Control of Pests Research Unit, US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Stoneville, MS
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I have selected a stable strain of pigmentation defective lady beetles, species Coleomegilla maculata. They are missing the red pigment in both cuticle and eyes. These insects are available for research purposes. Please contact me for information.



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