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Interactions of Coccinella novemnotata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) and Coccinella septempunctata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) While Foraging for Aphids

Inbreeding Effects on Propylea quatuordecimpunctata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)

Revision of the genus Endochilus Weise (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Chilocorini)

Cold Hardiness of the Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)

Digestion Limits the Functional Response of an Aphidophagous Coccinellid (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)

Life Table Analysis of Propylea quatuordecimpunctata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) at Constant Temperatures

Survey of predatory coccinellids (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) in the Chitral District, Pakistan

Temperature-Dependent Development of Chilocorus bipustulatus (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)

The Ladybeetle Community (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) in Southern Olive Agroecosystems of Spain

Temperature-Dependent Biological and Demographic Parameters of Coleomegilla maculata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)

Estimating Populations of Aphidophagous Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) in Winter Wheat

Effects of Systemic Imidacloprid on Coleomegilla maculata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)

Larval Feeding on Bt Hybrid and Non-Bt Corn Seedlings by Harmonia axyridis (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) and Coleomegilla maculata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)

Reproductive Responses of Aphidophagous Lady Beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) to Nonaphid Diets: an Example from Alfalfa

Polyandry and Male Mating History Affect the Reproductive Performance of Eriopis connexa (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)

Gene Flow and Diversity at Allozyme Loci in the Twospotted Lady Beetle (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)

Comparison of Respiration in Adult Harmonia axyridis Pallas and Hippodamia convergens Guerrin-Manaville (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)


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; class Insecta, order Coleoptera)

Family of rounded, convex, usually shiny beetles, coloured red, black, or yellow, with a pattern of spots or lines. The head is largely covered by the pronotum. The antennae are short, and clubbed. Larvae are very active, with well-developed legs, and often grey with a pattern of spots. Some are covered with spines, or a white, waxy coat. If provoked, adults and larvae exhibit reflex bleeding, producing a sticky orange fluid from ‘knees’ or spines: presumably this has a deterrent effect. Economically they are very important, and are used in biological control. The majority feed on aphids and plant pests, some are fungus feeders, and others (e.g. Epilachna varivestis, the Mexican bean beetle) are phytophagous and attack crop plants. There are 5000 species.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.

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