Right now the source of our colony is C. novemnotata found on Quail Hill Organic Farm in Amagansett, Long Island. We want to preserve local adaptation as best we can so we are calling these "Eastern C. novemnotata" and we will ship them to northeastern states. In the future, we will set up colonies of "Western C. novemnotata" and hopefully "Central C. novemnotata." We can't be sure this will work! But we do know that if we don't try we will have to just watch C. novemnotata disappear.
Rebecca Smyth and Leslie Allee - partners in Lost Ladybug Rescue - are both PhD entomologists and principal staff for the Lost Ladybug Project.
Lost Ladybug Rescue is associated with Cornell University and located in Ithaca, New York 14850. The best way to reach us is through "Contact Us" on this site or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone messages can be left at 607 437 1576.