The effect of floral resources on predator longevity and fecundity: A systematic review and meta-analysis

  title={The effect of floral resources on predator longevity and fecundity: A systematic review and meta-analysis},
  author={Xue-qin He and Lars P{\o}denphant Ki{\ae}r and Per Moestrup Jensen and Lene Sigsgaard},
  journal={Biological Control},

Impacts of Wildflower Interventions on Beneficial Insects in Fruit Crops: A Review

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Perennial Flowering Plants Sustain Natural Enemy Populations in Gobi Desert Oases of Southern Xinjiang, China.

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Flower diet enhances Adalia bipunctata larval development significantly when prey is limited

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Effects of floral and extrafloral resource diversity on the fitness of an omnivorous bug, Orius insidiosus

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Pollen suitability for the development and reproduction of Amblydromaluslimonicus (Acari: Phytoseiidae)

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Natural enemy enhancement and botanical insecticide source: a review of dual use companion plants

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Folivory Affects Composition of Nectar, Floral Odor and Modifies Pollinator Behavior

The effects of herbivore-induced plant responses on pollinator behavior underpin the importance of including ecological factors, such as Herbivore infestation, in studies of the ecology of plant pollination.

The role of Perilla frutescens flowers on fitness traits of the ladybird beetle Harmonia axyridis

Results show that flowers of P. frutescens, mixed with prey, have a positive effect on H. axyridis survival and early reproduction, suggesting that flowers may play an important role in increasing fitness in H.Axyridis.

Identification of flower functional traits affecting abundance of generalist predators in perennial multiple species wildflower strips

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Nectar accessibility determines fitness, flower choice and abundance of hoverflies that provide natural pest control

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Linking pollen quality and performance of Neoseiulus californicus (Acari: Phytoseiidae) in two-spotted spider mite management programmes.

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The ecological significance of toxic nectar

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