Alla Blekhman

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The distribution and variability of reproductive symbiotic Wolbachia pipientis bacteria were studied in seven native and six invasive H. axyridis populations. Wolbachia-infected individuals were found in two invasive and two native populations. We demonstrated for the first time an infection of invasive H. axyridis populations with Wolbachia. Two new(More)
Harmonia axyridis Pallas (1773) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) is the well-studied system of invasive insect species. Native and invasive parts of the area of H. axyridis are isolated geographically. We studied the species composition and the distribution of bacterial symbionts Spiroplasma and Rickettsia in seven localities of the native area and six(More)
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