Ecology and Behaviour of the Ladybird Beetles (Coccinellidae) by Ivo HodekEcology and Behaviour of the Ladybird Beetles (Coccinellidae) by Ivo Hodek

Ecology and Behaviour of the Ladybird Beetles (Coccinellidae)

EditorIvo Hodek, A. Honek, Helmut F. van Emden

Hardcover | May 21, 2012

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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 definitive treatment of coccinellid biology and ecology.

This volume covers the rapid scientific developments of recent years in the understanding of coccinellid phylogeny, the semiochemicals influencing their behaviour and of molecular genetics. Recent insights in relation to intraguild predation and the assessment of the predatory impact of coccinellids are also covered.

Other special features of the volume are the extensive references covering the literature from both East and West and a taxonomic glossary of the up-to-date nomenclature for species of coccinellids as well as of other organisms mentioned in the text.

While aimed at researchers, university teachers and agricultural entomologists, the book is readable and appropriate for others who just have a liking for these interesting and attractive insects.

Ivo Hodek has worked on Coccinellidae for over 50 years with most of his career spent at the Institute of Entomology, Biology Centre, Czech Academy of Sciences. Here he was Head of the Ecophysiology Laboratory (1990-1998), and now holds an Emeritus Scientist position there. He has also researched and taught in The Netherlands, France a...
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Title:Ecology and Behaviour of the Ladybird Beetles (Coccinellidae)Format:HardcoverDimensions:600 pages, 9.8 × 7.4 × 1.1 inPublished:May 21, 2012Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1405184221

ISBN - 13:9781405184229

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Table of Contents

Detailed contents, ix

Contributors, xvii

Preface, xviii

Introduction, xix

Taxonomic glossary, xx

1. PHYLOGENY AND CLASSIFICATION, 1
Oldrich Nedve¡d and Ivo Kovár¡

2. GENETIC STUDIES, 13
John J. Sloggett and Alois Hone¡k

3. LIFE HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT, 54
Oldrich Nedve¡d and Alois Hone¡k

4. DISTRIBUTION AND HABITATS, 110
Alois Hone¡k

5. FOOD RELATIONSHIPS, 141
Ivo Hodek and Edward W. Evans

6. DIAPAUSE/DORMANCY, 275
Ivo Hodek

7. INTRAGUILD INTERACTIONS, 343
Éric Lucas

8. NATURAL ENEMIES OF LADYBIRD BEETLES, 375
Piotr Ceryngier, Helen E. Roy and Remy L. Poland

9. COCCINELLIDS AND SEMIOCHEMICALS, 444
Jan Pettersson

10. QUANTIFYING THE IMPACT OF COCCINELLIDS ON THEIR PREY, 465
J. P. Michaud and James D. Harwood

11. COCCINELLIDS IN BIOLOGICAL CONTROL, 488
J. P. Michaud

12. RECENT PROGRESS AND POSSIBLE FUTURE TRENDS IN THE STUDY OF COCCINELLIDAE, 520
Helmut F. van Emden and Ivo Hodek

Appendix: List of Genera in Tribes and Subfamilies, 526
Oldrich Nedve¡d and Ivo Kovár¡

Subject index, 532

Colour plate pages fall between pp. 250 and pp. 251