Cool and science pioneerish, again!

On the LLP web site there there are 59 H. glacialis (Glacial Lady Beetle) reported but only a few with the extensa epithet, so I suspect they are somewhat rare.  Nonetheless, I found one the other day.  Googling around, I thought it was interesting that someone named Mulsant named this subspecies in 1850. 

To: brent
Subject: Ladybug submission CONFIRMED!!!
From: ladybug@cornell.edu
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 00:03:20 -0600

 Dear Brent,

 Thank you, again, for your contribution to the Lost Ladybug Project. Your submission can now be viewed in the Contributors section of the Lost Ladybug Project website, here: http://lostladybug.org/contributors-images.php?id=2180

 This Hippodamia glacialis extensa is a very special observation.

 The Lost Ladybug Project

Apparently, my casual observations of ladybugs can actually contribute to a better understanding of our world. Yours can too. This is the second time (first time) that I've had a distinctive contribution.  What else is there to be discovered?

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