Release the Bugs!

The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum held its annual ladybug release on Saturday (June 8) in Cornwall in response to the decades-long decline of the native bugs, in particular the nine-spotted Coccinella novemnotata, New York’s state insect. There are some 4,500 ladybug species worldwide, and they play a critical role in controlling pests that eat crops.

Photos by Ross Corsair

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