Bug of the Week: Jadera haemotoloma

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Jadera haematoloma is one of the many bugs included in the citizen science project ‘Bugs in Our Backyard’ (BiOB) – a programme based on monitoring different bugs (Hemiptera), run by Dave Angelini at Colby College. Jadera haematoloma is a particularly interesting bug, that has rapidly evolved alongside switching hosts. BiOB gives a wonderful overview of this bugs fascinating story here. On the BiOB website, there are also plenty of great resources for teachers, families, and individuals looking to get their hands dirty, and explore the interesting creatures creatures found in their own backyards.

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