Dietary self‐selection behaviour by the adults of the aphidophagous ladybeetle Harmonia axyridis (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)

@article{Soares2004DietarySB,
  title={Dietary self‐selection behaviour by the adults of the aphidophagous ladybeetle Harmonia axyridis (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)},
  author={Ant{\'o}nio O. Soares and Daniel Coderre and Henrique Schanderl},
  journal={Journal of Animal Ecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={73},
  pages={478-486}
}
Summary 1 Harmonia axyridis is a generalist predator with a high range of accepted prey. Prey differ in nutritive contents, energetic values and cost associated with their capture and ingestion. As a result of selection pressures, animals will tend to hunt for their prey efficiently. In this paper we evaluated the suitability of Myzus persicae and Aphis fabae to the adults of the aulica phenotype of H. axyridis, their feeding preferences and the impact of mixed diets on their fitness… Expand
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