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Ecology and behaviour of the ladybird beetles (Coccinellidae) [electronic resource] / edited by I. Hodek, H.F. van Emden, and A. Honek.

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Chichester, West Sussex ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, 2012.
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Subjects:
Ladybugs.
Beetles.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Ladybirds are probably the best known predators of aphids and coccids in the world, though this greatly underestimates the diversity of their biology. Maximising their impact on their prey is an important element in modern conservation biological control of indigenous natural enemies in contrast to the classical approach of releasing alien species. Ivo Hodek is one of the most internationally respected experts on coccinellids who has researched these insects for his entire career. He has now brought together 14 scientists of international standing to author 12 chapters, making this book the
Contents:
ECOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR OF THE LADYBIRD BEETLES (COCCINELLIDAE); Contents; DETAILED CONTENTS; Contributors; Preface; Introduction; Taxonomic Glossary; Chapter 1: Phylogeny and Classification; 1.1 POSITION OF THE FAMILY; 1.1.1 The Cerylonid complex; 1.1.2 Sister families; 1.1.3 Feeding habits; 1.1.4 Monophyly of Coccinellidae; 1.2 CHARACTERISTICS OF THE FAMILY; 1.3 CHANGES IN THE CLASSIFICATION OF SUBFAMILIES; 1.3.1 Morphologically based classifications; 1.3.2 Split of Sticholotidinae; 1.3.3 Monophyly of other subfamilies; 1.3.3.1 Contribution of immature stages; 1.3.4 Molecular analyses
1.3.4.1 Alternative molecular methods 1.3.5 Rejection of the monophyly of subfamilies; 1.4 CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SUBFAMILIES AND TRIBES; 1.4.1 Proposed classification; 1.4.2 Microweiseinae; 1.4.3 Sticholotidinae; 1.4.4 Coccinellinae; 1.4.5 Epilachninae; 1.4.6 Exoplectrinae; 1.4.7 Chilocorinae; 1.4.8 Ortaliinae; 1.4.9 Coccidulinae; 1.4.10 Scymninae; 1.5 FUTURE PERSPECTIVES; REFERENCES; Chapter 2: Genetic Studies; 2.1 INTRODUCTION; 2.2 GENOME SIZE; 2.3 CHROMOSOMES AND CYTOLOGY; 2.3.1 Chromosome numbers and banding; 2.3.2 Sex determination; 2.3.3 Supernumerary (B) chromosomes
2.3.4 Cytogenetic changes, intraspecific cytogenetic variation and speciation 2.4 COLOUR PATTERN VARIATION; 2.4.1 The nature of colour patterns; 2.4.2 Genetic determination of colour patterns; 2.4.3 Geographic variation; 2.4.4 Temporal variation; 2.4.5 Significance and evolution; 2.5 THE INHERITANCE OF OTHER TRAITS; 2.5.1 Morphological characters: wing polymorphism; 2.5.2 Life history characters: heritability, selection experiments and genetic trade-offs; 2.6 MOLECULAR GENETIC STUDIES; 2.6.1 Sequence evolution; 2.6.1.1 Mitochondrial DNA and the inference of evolutionary history
2.6.1.2 The ITS1 region 2.6.2 Molecular studies of coccinellid biology; 2.6.2.1 Species, population and strain identification; 2.6.2.2 Phylogenetics; 2.6.2.3 Population genetic and phylogeographic studies; 2.6.2.4 Reproductive success, paternity and sperm competition; 2.7 CONCLUSIONS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND DEDICATION; REFERENCES; Chapter 3: Life History and Development; 3.1 INTRODUCTION; 3.2 EGG; 3.2.1 Egg morphology; 3.2.2 Egg size; 3.2.3 Cluster size; 3.2.4 Hatching rate; 3.2.5 Trophic eggs; 3.3 LARVA; 3.3.1 Larval morphology; 3.3.2 Instars; 3.3.3 Development; 3.3.4 Body size; 3.4 PUPA
3.5.9.1 Voltinism
Notes:
Includes index.
Contributor:
Hodek, Ivo.
HoneĢŒk, A. (Alois)
Van Emden, Helmut Fritz.
ISBN:
1-118-22322-5
1-280-58550-1
9786613615336
1-118-22319-5
1-118-22321-7
1-118-22320-9
OCLC:
792685088