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A great species for biological control but where have all the Canary Islands ladybirds gone?

Ladybirds Photo by IRRI ImagesThere are supposed to be at least seven species of ladybird on Tenerife, and according to David and Zoë Bramwell’s excellent book, Historia Natural de las Islas Canarias, one of these is very common. I have been on Tenerife for nearly three years and in all that time I have only ever [...]