Hesperomyces virescens or the "green beetle hanger" is an ectoparasite in the order Laboulbeniales that infects adult ladybirds. Research has recently focused on this parasite due to its discovery on the globally invasive harlequin ladybird Harmonia axyridis and for its potential use in studies of co-evolution and biocontrol.
We aim to follow the spread of a fungal ectoparasite on an invasive ladybird.
For this interactive map, we have combined all North American observations from online citizen science observations (iNaturalist, Flickr, Bugguide) and peer-reviewed publications.
(working in progress...)
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