In the Dutch magazine Vriendennieuws, April 2013, Kees Langeveld wrote about insects and other invertebrates in the botanical garden in Leiden.
So does the varied carpet beetle. It is a pest in natural history museums, as it may eat their butterfly collections. However, in the botanical garden its eating of dead insects is useful.
Parasite Ants Drafted as Mercenaries: here.
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- Invasive ladybugs: Secrets of their success (earthsky.org)
- What doesn’t kill me, makes me stronger (fraunhofer.de)
- Field photographs of insects can be deceiving (beetlesinthebush.wordpress.com)
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- Invasive Lady Beetle Kills Off Competition Using Parasites (newswatch.nationalgeographic.com)
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- Giant rhinoceros beetle found in the UK for the first time ever (mirror.co.uk)
- Country diary: Lower Benefield, Northamptonshire: Beetle mania (theguardian.com)