Quantcast

Latest Coccinellidae Stories

Invasive Ladybugs Use Biological Warfare On Native Species
2013-05-17 14:49:56

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online German researchers have uncovered another cautionary tale about the importation of a species that quickly becomes an invasive threat. Introduced to Europe and North America for the purpose of controlling pesky greenhouse aphids, the Asian lady beetle escaped into the ecosystem and quickly dominated the local ladybug population. According to a new report in the journal Science, the aggressive ladybug´s dominance is being assisted...

2013-02-08 10:39:34

A study at the University of Liverpool into the spread of sexually transmitted infection in ladybirds has shown that disease risk to large populations cannot be predicted without a full understanding of the disease dynamics at small geographical scale. Scientists investigated a virulent form of infection in the central and northern European populations of the two-spot ladybird to understand the conditions that favored disease spread.  Researchers found that disease burden in two...

2013-02-01 23:01:55

Outlet offers refurbished and open box Ladybug Steam Vapor Systems at savings up to 40% with same warranty as new. Vernon Hills, IL (PRWEB) February 01, 2013 Ladybug Steam Cleaners, a company on a mission to change the way people clean, today announced that it has opened a Ladybug steam cleaner outlet store where consumers and businesses can purchase a refurbished or open box Ladybug steam vapor sanitization system for up to 40% off with same as new warranty and support. The furbished and...

Diet Of The Lady Beetle Influences Its Effectiveness As Biocontrol Agent
2013-01-11 15:47:47

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) By examining what lady beetles eat, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are learning more about the movement of these beneficial insects in farm fields–and whether they'll actively feed on crop pests. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) entomologist Jonathan Lundgren at the agency's North Central Agricultural Research Laboratory in Brookings, S.D., and former ARS entomologist Michael Seagraves were part of a team of ARS and...

2012-08-04 02:26:14

Predatory beetles can detect the unique alarm signal released by ants that are under attack by parasitic flies, and the beetles use those overheard conversations to guide their search for safe egg-laying sites on coffee bushes. Azteca instabilis ants patrol coffee bushes and emit chemical alarm signals when they're under attack by phorid flies. In an article published online July 27 in the journal Ecology and Evolution, University of Michigan researchers and their colleagues show that...

2012-07-22 23:01:33

1-800-GO-VAPOR.com Puts Steam Cleaner Shoppers In The Driver´s Seat With Customer-Generated Reviews Lake Forest, Illinois (PRWEB) July 22, 2012 1-800-GO-VAPOR.com, a nationwide marketer of Ladybug vapor steam cleaners, is proud to announce its continued partnership with PowerReviews. PowerReviews works with hundreds of online retailers–including Staples, Toys“R”Us, Ritz Camera, Conair, Walgreen´s, Radio Shack and The Sports Authority–to provide...

2012-07-21 23:01:20

Toxic-Free Steamers are Lab Tested to Achieve a Greater Kill Rate in 3 Seconds than a 20-Minute Exposure to Bleach Lake Forest, Illinois (PRWEB) July 21, 2012 Summer means vacations, parties, pools, beaches and barbecues for most people. The last thing on their minds is staying indoors and cleaning the house. But homes need care all year round says one of the most respected names in the green cleaning industry with customers in every state in the nation and seven foreign countries....

Redder Ladybirds Are More Deadly
2012-02-08 04:51:39

A ladybird's color indicates how well-fed and how toxic it is, according to an international team of scientists. Research led by the Universities of Exeter and Liverpool directly shows that differences between animals' warning signals reveal how poisonous individuals are to predators. Published February 7, 2012 in the journal Functional Ecology, the research shows that redder ladybirds are more poisonous than their paler peers. The study reveals that this variation is directly linked to...

Alien Ladybug In Europe Dropping Native Species Population
2012-02-07 12:24:40

An alien predator in Europe is leading to a rapid decline of a native ladybugs in Britain, Belgium and Switzerland. Scientists have found that Harlequin ladybugs are overwhelming native ladybugs through predation and competition. The native ladybug, most known for the 2-spots on its back, have declined by 30 percent in Belgium and 44 percent in Britain over the past five years after the Harlequin species arrived in 2001. "This study provides strong evidence of a link between the...


Latest Coccinellidae Reference Libraries

40_bbf6305d9b2b656012696fa63f2baca4
2005-09-12 10:12:57

Aphids or greenfly, plant lice (superfamily Aphidoidea) are small plant-feeding insects (1 to 10 mm). Of the 4,000 species of known aphids (distributed in 10 families), around 250 are serious pests for agriculture and forestry as well as an annoyance for gardeners. Natural predators include ladybirds, hoverfly larvae and lacewings. Aphids have two compound eyes and two ocular tubercles made up of 3 lenses, each of which is located behind and above the compound eyes. They have 2 tarsal...

40_a2af7cdeac503bb69d1cea6c7762d4af1
2005-09-09 09:59:56

Cucujiformia is an infraorder of Polyphagan beetles, representing the vast majority of plant eating beetles. The infraorder contains six superfamilies: Lymexylidae (ship-timber beetles) Cleroidea (checkered beetles, bark-gnawing beetles and soft winged flower beetles) Cucujoidea (31 families that includes ladybirds, fungus beetles and bark beetles) Tenebrionoidea (also Heteromera) (30 families including blister beetles and ant-like beetles) Chrysomeloidea (4 families including...

0_d9c256aadc45245ee55bf5128bedd4c0
2005-09-08 11:11:08

PHOTO CAPTION: Goliath Beetle Beetles are one of the main groups of insects. Their order, Coleoptera (meaning "sheathed wing"), has more species than any other order in the entire animal kingdom. Forty percent of all described insect species are beetles (about 350,000 species), and new species are regularly discovered. Estimates put the total number of species at between 5 and 8 million. When J. B. S. Haldane, a British geneticist, was asked what his studies of nature revealed about...

40_a2af7cdeac503bb69d1cea6c7762d4af
2005-09-07 18:25:10

Ladybirds, also known as ladybugs or lady beetles are a family, Coccinellidae ("little sphere"), of beetles. The name is thought to allude to the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Catholic faith. Ladybirds are found worldwide, with over 4,500 species described - more than 450 native to North America alone. Ladybirds are small insects, ranging from 1 mm to 10 mm (0.04 to 0.4 inches), and are usually yellow, orange, or red with small black spots on their carapace, and black legs, head and feelers. As...

More Articles (4 articles) »
Word of the Day
drawcansir
  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
Related