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Reproduction of Orius laevigatus and Orius albidipennis on pollen and Ephestia kuehniella eggs
The ability of both anthocorids to use pollen as an alternative or additional food is discussed in relation to their practical use in integrated control programmes. Expand
Influence of diet and photoperiod on development and reproduction of European populations of Harmonia axyridis (Pallas) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)
A greater nutritional plasticity of the non-melanic morphs which may offer them a competitive advantage that may in part explain the predominance of non-Melanic Morphs in newly colonized areas is indicated. Expand
Pollen as an alternative food for Harmonia axyridis
The exploitation of pollen and other plant foods at times when insect prey is scarce, may offer a further competitive advantage to the non-indigenous coccinellid H. axyridis over native European predatory lady beetles that share the same niche and are less capable of using pollen as an alternative food. Expand
Life tables and predation activity of Orius laevigatus and O. albidipennis at three constant temperatures
The performance of both anthocorids at the different temperatures is discussed in relation to their practical use in integrated pest control programmes and their predation activity against the western flower thrips Frankliniella occidentalis. Expand
Insects in animal feed: Acceptance and its determinants among farmers, agriculture sector stakeholders and citizens
The use of insects in animal feed is a potential avenue to improve the sustainability of animal diets and meet the growing global demand for livestock products. Yet, little is known about theExpand
Dinocampus coccinellae as a parasitoid of the invasive ladybird Harmonia axyridis in Europe.
The effects of the native braconid parasitoid Dinocampus coccinellae on European populations of the invasive ladybird Harmonia axyridis showed reduced reproductive capacities and aphid consumption rates, but these effects together with the low emergence rates of the parasitoids suggest that D. coccineallae may only have a marginal impact on the population growth of H.Axyridis in Europe. Expand
The harlequin ladybird, Harmonia axyridis: global perspectives on invasion history and ecology
An overview of the invasion history and ecology of H. axyridis globally with consideration of future research perspectives is provided. Expand
Artificial and factitious foods support the development and reproduction of the predatory mite Amblyseius swirskii
The different factitious and artificial diets tested in the present study supported the development and reproduction of A. swirskii for a single generation but fitness losses occurred to a varying degree after several generations on E. kuehniella eggs or the artificial diets. Expand
Unnatural Prey and Artificial Diets for RearingPodisus maculiventris(Heteroptera: Pentatomidae)
Female predators reared on the artificial diets were significantly smaller than those produced on live prey, but had a fecundity similar to that of females fed on larvae or pupae of Tenebrio molitor. Expand