In addition to Anagyrus wasps, other VMB predators include Cryptolaemus montrouzieri, a type of lady beetle
also called the mealybug destroyer, and lacewings, which also prey upon Ieafhoppers.
47/plant), whereas the population of lady beetle
, Brumus suturalis F.
The spirea aphid, Aphis citricola van der Goot (Hemiptera: Aphididae), is a major apple tree pest in Chinese apple production areas and often causes serious economic losses; however, a generalist predator, the multicolored Asian lady beetle
, Harmonia axyridis (Pallas) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), is successfully used to control this pest (Qiu et al.
This result also indicates that this lady beetle
species accepted the pollen grains of the three species as food, however, more studies are needed to conclude if this food is adequate to guarantee its survival and reproduction, preferentially leading to longer lifespan of adults and fecundity, or whether it is simply a complementary food source that would only warrant its survival, as was pointed out by Almeida and Ribeiro-Costa (2009).
ARS is interested in the pink spotted lady beetle
because of its potential for use in biocontrol programs.
Nalepa CA, Kidd KA and Hopkins DI (2000) The multicoloured Asian lady beetle
(Coleoptera: Coccinellidae): orientation to aggregation sites.
In particular the multicolored Asian lady beetle
Harmonia axyridis is an attractive organism for research because of its highly variable red and black coloration and multiple color forms.
It means a lot to hear it from you, Ronan," Nathaniel became emotional, explaining that the lady beetle
drawing that he held up after his performance is his mum, who was a big fan of Ronan.
Arrival, establishment, and habitat use of the multicolored Asian lady beetle
(Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) in a Michigan landscape.
Over the last century, at least 179 species of lady beetle
have been released in the U.
The cast in this bug-world drama features four main players: the aforementioned Azteca instabilis ant, a tiny insect called the green coffee scale, the predatory lady beetle
, and the parasitic phorid fly.
Commonly known as ladybugs, the lady beetle
or ladybird beetle is actually not a bug, but a beetle with chewing mouthparts.