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Red-Shouldered Soapberry Bug Podcast!

In the lab at American University in Washington, DC, evolutionary biologist David Angelini and graduate student Stacey Baker are studying a snazzy red-and-black insect called the red-shouldered soapberry bug. These tiny insects with the big name are speedy and hard to catch—and speedy in other ways, too, as Ari Daniel Shapiro discovers.


Learn more about Red Shouldered Soapberry bugs (aka Jadera haematoloma) on the Encyclopedia of Life and at

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