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LADYBIRDS AND THE BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF APHID POPULATIONS

@inproceedings{M2006LADYBIRDSAT,
  title={LADYBIRDS AND THE BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF APHID POPULATIONS},
  author={A. M. and Ventura and V. and Garcia},
  year={2006}
}
Although Rodolia and other ladybirds have been successfully used to control pest coccids they have not proved effective in classical biological control programmes against aphids. A better understanding of the foraging behaviour of ladybirds and a more realistic theory of insect predatorprey dynamics are beginning to reveal the reason for this. Aphidophagous ladybirds exploit patches of aphid prey for feeding and reproduction. As suitable nurseries for their offspring patches of aphid prey… 

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