Pollen as an alternative food for Harmonia axyridis

@article{Berkvens2007PollenAA,
  title={Pollen as an alternative food for Harmonia axyridis},
  author={Nick Berkvens and Jochem Bonte and Dirk L. Berkvens and Koen Deforce and Luc Tirry and P. de Clercq},
  journal={BioControl},
  year={2007},
  volume={53},
  pages={201-210}
}
The current study examines the potential of the multicoloured Asian lady beetle Harmonia axyridis (Pallas) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) to use pollen as a food to sustain development and reproduction in the absence of insect prey. Three populations of H. axyridis were used in this study: a long-term laboratory population (since 1998) and a melanic and non-melanic population originating from field collected individuals in Belgium. The insects were allowed to develop and reproduce on frozen eggs… Expand

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