Bugsville

LadyBugIconEvolution simulation software for Evolutionary Analysis

Bugsville simulates the genetics of a quantitative character. The user can breed ladybugs to estimate the heritability of spot number, then conduct a selective breeding experiment to see if the heritability multiplied by the selection differential predicts the response to selection.


Download the Bugsville application:

Bugsville for Mac OS X

  • To run Bugsville for the first time, you may need to hold down the control key, click on the Bugsville icon, and select Open from the popup menu that appears. (This is necessary because I am not a registered developer with Apple.)


Bugsville for Windows

  • Do not delete the folder called Bugsville Libs. Bugsville needs it to work properly.
  • The first time you open the Bugsville application on Windows you may see a dialog box titled “This application may depend on other compressed files in this folder.” Click the Extract All button (not the Run button). If you just click the Run button, you’ll get a Runtime Error message. You may also see a dialog box that says “Windows SmartScreen prevented an unrecognized app from starting.” This is because I am not a registered developer. Click on "More info,” then on "Run Anyway."


A tutorial using Bugsville: 

Bugsville Tutorial

Bugsville Worksheet


Fine print:

Bugsville 1.0 © 2003 by Jon C. Herron

Bugsville is free. You may give it to anyone you like, so long as you distribute it as a stand-alone application. You may not sell it. You may not include it in a collection with other software, regardless of whether you are selling the collection or giving it away.

I make no warranties or guarantees about the quality of Bugsville, or the accuracy of the simulations it runs. Use it in good health, but at your own risk.

If you have comments or suggestions, please send them to me at herronjc at comcast.net.

© Jon C. Herron 2018