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Nutritional plasticity of the predatory ladybeetle Harmonia axyridis (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae): comparison between natural and substitution prey.
The predatory coccinellid Harmonia axyridis is a polyphagous species, efficient at controlling certain aphid species and already commercialized in Europe for that purpose. The complete development ofExpand
Biological and biochemical characteristics for quality control of Harmonia axyridis (Pallas) (Coleoptera, Coccinellidae) reared on a liver-based diet.
Biological and biochemical parameters of a flightless strain of Harmonia axyridis, fed on a pork liver-based artificial diet and on Ephestia kuehniella eggs as controls, were compared. The diet-grownExpand
Nutritional value of brine shrimp cysts as a factitious food for Orius laevigatus (Heteroptera: Anthocoridae)
Abstract Decapsulated cysts of the brine shrimp Artemia franciscana were assessed as a factitious food for rearing the anthocorid predator Orius laevigatus. Developmental and reproductive traits ofExpand
Applied biological control with Tachinid flies (Diptera, Tachinidae): A review
  • S. Grenier
  • Biology
  • Anzeiger für Schädlingskunde, Pflanzenschutz…
  • 1 April 1988
From the beginning of this century, tachinid flies have been involved in many operations of applied biological control against different insect pests. A review is done about utilization of TachinidaeExpand
Successful horizontal transfer of Wolbachia symbionts between Trichogramma wasps
Rickettsial symbionts of the genus Wolbachia, harboured by many arthropod species, are implicated in feminization, cytoplasmic incompatibility and parthenogenesis phenomena. These symbionts induceExpand
Artemia cysts as an alternative food for the predatory bug Macrolophus pygmaeus
The suitability of cysts of the brine shrimp Artemia sp. as a factitious food for the predator Macrolophus pygmaeus Rambur was investigated. The influence of decapsulation time and hydration of theExpand
Biological factors affecting larval growth in the nudibranch mollusc Hermissenda crassicornis (Eschscholtz, 1831)
Abstract The nudibranch mollusc Hermissenda crassicornis is used as a biomedical model for studying learning and memory. It is an eurytrophic benthic species with long-term, planktotrophic larvae,Expand
In vitro rearing of entomophagous insects - Past and future trends: a minireview
In vitro rearing of entomophagous insects (IVREI) can be conducted with two main aims: firstly to develop an efficient tool for researches on insect biology, physiology, and behaviour, secondly toExpand
Fenoxycarb, a fairly new Insect Growth Regulato: review of its effects on insects
Summary To reduce the impact of pesticides, new more selective chemicals need to be developed. Insect Growth Regulators such as Juvenile Hormone Analogues seem promising because of their specificExpand