Small but powerful, soapberry bugs are quickly adapting as humans alter the world. These beautiful insects artfully show how evolution happens every day and why it matters. Soapberry bugs are easy to understand, observe, and study (just ask the scientists who study them!). If you would like to learn more about evolution, coping with the changing biosphere, or just bugs, you've come to the right place.
Here at soapberrybug.org, we are collecting and integrating the world's information on all 65 species of soapberry bugs. We present this information in a variety of formats accessible to students, scientists, and anyone with interest.
Be sure to check out:
• Comics, videos, and photos
• Identification guides
• Research results and scientific papers
The three of us who coordinate this site rely on contributions from people like you from around the world. Our combined efforts provide a website full of things to discover.
Click here to learn more about contributing your observations and join the effort to understand and pass on the insights they offer. This website will support you.
New Jadera comparison sheet available
Print out and poster sized images of Jadera you can download, print, and share.
NSF Bets Big on David Angelini
Prestigious award helps bring soapberry ecology into the classroom to teach children the genetic underpinnings of life.
Interactive J. haematoloma Host Range Maps
Click on the buttons to see what plants the red-shouldered bug reproduce on and where they occur.
Soapberry bug paper 'Most Influential' over 25-year period
"A beautiful study of divergence in phenotypic plasticity in mate guarding in these creatures."
First host record for Jadera diaphona
This Central American species has been observed feeding on the large fruits of Cardiospermum grandiflorum...
New evolution video!
The first episode of our new evolution video series is here!