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New host discovered

February 9, 2011

Jadera coturnix
Adult J. coturnix. Photo by C. Perreira.

During a recent visit to a small town in the Mexican state of Jalisco, Scott Carroll and Jenella Loye discovered Jadera coturnix thriving on Paullinea sessiliflora. This is a completely new host record for soapberry bugs. Prior to this discovery, J. coturnix were only known to feed on Cardiospermum grandiflorum, Paullinea turbacensis, Serjania decaplueria, Serjania mexicana, and Thinouia myriantha.

Additionally, new photos of of Jadera coturnix have been posted. Please click here to enjoy the slideshow.