Ecology and Behaviour of the Ladybird Beetles by Ivo Hodek, A. Honek, Helmut F. van Emden

By Ivo Hodek, A. Honek, Helmut F. van Emden

Ladybirds are most likely the simplest identified predators of aphids and coccids on the planet, even though this tremendously underestimates the range in their biology. Maximising their impression on their prey is a vital point in smooth conservation organic regulate of indigenous normal enemies not like the classical procedure of freeing alien species.

Ivo Hodek is among the such a lot the world over revered specialists on coccinellids who has researched those bugs for his whole occupation. He has now introduced jointly 14 scientists of overseas status to writer 12 chapters, making this publication the definitive therapy of coccinellid biology and ecology.

This quantity covers the swift medical advancements of contemporary years within the figuring out of coccinellid phylogeny, the semiochemicals influencing their behaviour and of molecular genetics. contemporary insights in terms of intraguild predation and the evaluate of the predatory influence of coccinellids also are covered.

different particular good points of the amount are the large references masking the literature from either East and West and a taxonomic thesaurus of the up to date nomenclature for species of coccinellids in addition to of different organisms pointed out within the text.

whereas aimed toward researchers, college academics and agricultural entomologists, the publication is readable and acceptable for others who simply have a liking for those fascinating and engaging insects.

Chapter 1 Phylogeny and class (pages 1–12): Oldrich Nedved and Ivo Kovar
Chapter 2 Genetic stories (pages 13–53): John J. Sloggett and Alois Honek
Chapter three existence historical past and improvement (pages 54–109): Oldrich Nedved and Alois Honek
Chapter four Distribution and Habitats (pages 110–140): Alois Honek
Chapter five nutrients Relationships (pages 141–274): Ivo Hodek and Edward W. Evans
Chapter 6 Diapause/Dormancy (pages 275–342): Ivo Hodek
Chapter 7 Intraguild Interactions (pages 343–374): Eric Lucas
Chapter eight common Enemies of Ladybird Beetles (pages 375–443): Piotr Ceryngier, Helen E. Roy and Remy L. Poland
Chapter nine Coccinellids and Semiochemicals (pages 444–464): Jan Pettersson
Chapter 10 Quantifying the influence of Coccinellids on their Prey (pages 465–487): J. P. Michaud and James D. Harwood
Chapter eleven Coccinellids in organic keep an eye on (pages 488–519): J. P. Michaud
Chapter 12 fresh growth and attainable destiny tendencies within the examine of Coccinellidae (pages 520–525): Helmut F. van Emden and Ivo Hodek

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These Sticholotidinae s. lat. were characterized (Kovárˇ 1996), among other traits, by the shape of the apical maxillary palp segment which differs from the rest of Coccinellidae (narrowed apically, conical or barrel shaped). However, this applies to the recently re-established Microweiseinae (sensu Slipinski 2007), while in the Sticholotidinae s. str. the last segment is more or less enlarged, approaching the typical securiform shape found in the other Coccinellidae. These two lineages differ substantially, such as in the shape of the metendosternite, presence or absence of anterolateral carinae of the pronotum, and also in characters of both male and female genitalia.

8 The underside of the elytron of an Adalia bipunctata infected with Coccipolipus hippodamiae (six large adult female mites and their eggs are visible) (photo courtesy of Emma Rhule). 6 Cowperia indica (photo courtesy of J. Poorani). 9 Thalli of Hesperomyces coccinelloides on the elytra of Stethorus pusillus (photo courtesy of Johan Bogaert). 7 A pupa of Nothoserphus mirabilis attached to the ventral side of its killed host, a larva of Menochilus sexmaculatus (photo courtesy of J. Poorani). 10 A clutch of Adalia bipunctata eggs and young larvae in which only half the offspring have hatched, due to the action of a male-killing Rickettsia (Photo: Remy Ware).

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