Anton Ovchinnikov

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The effects of day length on preimaginal development and reproductive maturation of females of laboratory strains which originated from two native: Irkutsk (Siberia, Russia) and Daegu (South Korea) and two invasive: Sochi (Caucasus, Russia) and Pardubice (Czechia) populations of Harmonia axyridis were investigated under the laboratory conditions. In all the(More)
Laboratory experiments showed that under the same constant conditions individual variability in several important parameters of the life cycle: the rate of preimaginal development, size and weight of emerging adults (largely determining the potential fecundity of females), and the rate of reproductive maturation (indirectly representing the tendency for(More)
This is the first report on the effects of temperature (from 17 to 30°C), photoperiod (from 10 to 16 h of light), and diet (the wheat aphid Schizaphis graminum and the green peach aphid Myzus persicae) on preimaginal developmental rates, adult body mass, preoviposition period, and female fecundity of the predatory lady beetle Harmonia quadripunctata(More)
The fauna of the family Scathophagidae of Yakutia, including 44 species of 15 genera, was studied. 23 species are recorded from the territory for the first time. The Arctic and subarctic zones of Yakutia have been still poorly studied, and additional species are found there. The scathophagid fauna of Yakutia was compared with the faunas of the neighboring(More)
Under natural conditions, predatory insects often faced the shortage of food caused by an increase in the predator population density and/or a decrease in the prey population density. Experimental studies demonstrated that females of two laboratory strains that originated from autochthonous (the Russian Far East) and invasive (Krasnodar territory of Russia)(More)
The structure of the ovipositor sclerites and muscles was studied in the tephritid fly Oxyna parietina (Linnaeus, 1758) inducing galls on the stems of Artemisia vulgaris. Adaptations of the ovipositor structure associated with changes of the oviposition substrate due to new larval habits are analyzed. The ovipositor muscles of Oxyna parietina are compared(More)