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The effects of diet on herbivory by a predaceous lady beetle
Biocontrol Science and Technology
  • Jonathan G. Lundgren, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Susan E. Moser, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Richard L. Hellmich, Iowa State University
  • Michael P. Seagraves, United States Department of Agriculture
Document Type
Article
Disciplines
Publication Date
1-1-2011
DOI
10.1080/09583157.2010.524917
Abstract

We hypothesize that herbivory by predators is affected by the complexity of their diet. Coleomegilla maculata larvae fed prey - Acyrthosiphon pisum or Ostrinia nubilalis eggs - consumed two to three times more plant tissue (pinto beans) than those fed a mixed diet (containing pollen substitute and prey-based components). Simple, prey-only diets appear to lack plant-based nutrients important to this predator.

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This article is from Biocontrol Science and Technology; 21 (2011); 71-74; doi: 10.1080/09583157.2010.524917

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Language
en
Date Available
2014-08-28
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
Jonathan G. Lundgren, Susan E. Moser, Richard L. Hellmich and Michael P. Seagraves. "The effects of diet on herbivory by a predaceous lady beetle" Biocontrol Science and Technology Vol. 21 Iss. 1 (2011) p. 71 - 74
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/richard_hellmich/86/