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Plantmediated horizontal transmission of Wolbachia between whiteflies
The first case of plant-mediated horizontal transmission of Wolbachia between infected and uninfected Bemisia tabaci AsiaII7 whiteflies is reported, and results were replicated using cowpea and cucumber plants, suggesting that horizontal transmission is also possible through other plant species.
De Novo Sequencing-Based Transcriptome and Digital Gene Expression Analysis Reveals Insecticide Resistance-Relevant Genes in Propylaea japonica (Thunberg) (Coleoptea: Coccinellidae)
This study is the first to report genetic information on P. japonica and has greatly enriched the sequence data for ladybirds, which will greatly improve understanding of this important insect, at the molecular level, and could contribute to the in-depth research into insecticide resistance mechanisms.
Molecular phylogeny reveals food plasticity in the evolution of true ladybird beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Coccinellini)
Ancestral state reconstructions of food preferences and morphological characters support the idea of aphidophagy being the ancestral state in Coccinellini, and suggest a transition from putative obligate scale feeders, as seen in the closely related Chilocorini, to more agile general predators.
Isaria fumosorosea-based zero-valent iron nanoparticles affect the growth and survival of sweet potato whitefly, Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius).
Isaria fumosorosea ZVI nanoparticles can be an eco-friendly tool for effective B. tabaci management and showed high pathogenicity against second and third instar nymphs, and pupae with LC50 values.
New insights into the phylogeny and evolution of lady beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) by extensive sampling of genes and species.
It is found that nucleotide compositional heterogeneity is present among ladybird tribes so that phylogenetic inference at the amino acid level is more reliable than at the DNA level, and a comprehensive time-calibrated phylogeny of Coccinellidae is provided.
Contribution to the genus Chilocorus Leach, 1815 (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Chilocorini), with descriptions of two new species from China
Twenty species of the genus Chilocorus Leach, 1815 currently known from China are recorded, including two new species described here: C. nigricaeruleus Li & Wang sp. nov. and C. strenotubus Li & Wang
A review of the genus Parastethorus Pang & Mao, 1975 (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) in China
Ten species of the genus Parastethorus are documented from China, including four new species: P. yunnanensis (Pang & Mao, 1975) comb.
The Genus Chilocorellus Miyatake (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) from China
Three new species from the Chilocorellus Miyatake genus are described and illustrated in detail and a diagnosis of the genus and a key to the known species are given.
Revision of the subgenus Scymnus ( Parapullus ) Yang from China (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)
Five species of the Parapullus fauna known tooccur in China up to the present are described as new to science and Diagnoses, colorized illustrations and distributions are provided.
Biotransfer of Cd along a soil-plant- mealybug-ladybird food chain: A comparison with host plants.
The results showed sequestration of Cd during the metamorphosis of ladybird beetle whilst transfer ofCd through soil-plant-mealybug-ladybird multi-trophic food chain increased in a dose dependent manner, and the need of further studies to elaborate possible mechanisms of CD bio-minimization by plants, mealybugs and ladybirds observed.