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Intraguild predation involving Harmonia axyridis: a review of current knowledge and future perspectives
As an effective generalist predator of aphids and other hemipteran pests H. axyridis has been a successful biological control agent. However, the very functional traits that have contributed to itsExpand
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Harmonia axyridis in Great Britain: analysis of the spread and distribution of a non-native coccinellid
Harmonia axyridis (Pallas) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) is native to Asia, and was widely introduced as a biocontrol agent of aphids and coccids in Europe and North America. In Europe H. axyridis isExpand
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The potential impacts of the arrival of the harlequin ladybird, Harmonia axyridis (Pallas) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), in Britain
1. The harlequin ladybird, Harmonia axyridis, has recently arrived in Britain. 2. This species has been introduced from Asia into many parts of the world for biological control purposes. 3. In manyExpand
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Intraguild predation of immature stages of British and Japanese coccinellids by the invasive ladybird Harmonia axyridis
Declines in native aphidophages in North America have been linked to intraguild predation (IGP) by the invasive coccinellid Harmonia axyridis (Pallas) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). It is feared thatExpand
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Why do maternally inherited microorganisms kill males?
Maternally-inherited male killing microorganisms are known in a number of insect species. We here discuss the evolutionary reasons for such behaviour through examining the ongoing dynamics of theseExpand
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Sexually transmitted disease in a promiscuous insect, Adalia bipunctata
Abstract. 1 Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) have rarely been reported in insects and other invertebrates. The majority of those reported involve organisms where sexual transmission is augmentedExpand
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Melanic through nature or nurture: genetic polymorphism and phenotypic plasticity in Harmonia axyridis
Abstract Individuals can adapt to heterogeneity in their environment through either local adaptation or phenotypic plasticity. Colour forms of the ladybird Harmonia axyridis are a classic example ofExpand
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Interactions between the fungal pathogen Beauveria bassiana and three species of coccinellid: Harmonia axyridis, Coccinella septempunctata and Adaliabipunctata
Harmonia axyridis is a predatory coccinellid, native to central and eastern Asia. It has been available in many countries for use as a biological control agent of pest aphids and scale insects. InExpand
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Adaptations of Coccinella magnifica Redtenbacher, a Myrmecophilous Coccinellid, to Aggression by Wood Ants (Formica rufa Group). I. Adult Behavioral Adaptation, Its Ecological Context and Evolution
Coccinella magnifica is an obligate associate of Formica rufa-group ants. The congener Coccinella septempunctata can serve as a model for its nonmyrmecophilous ancestor. Formica rufa behavior towardExpand
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Intraguild predation of the aphid pathogenic fungus Pandora neoaphidis by the invasive coccinellid Harmonia axyridis
Abstract 1. The ladybird Harmonia axyridis is an invasive alien species in many countries and is predicted to have a negative impact on native biodiversity. However, little is known on the status ofExpand
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