Citations with the tag: LADYBUGS -- Behavior

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  • This bug's no lady!
    Churchman, D. // Ranger Rick; Jul91, Vol. 25 Issue 7, p4 

    Focuses on ladybugs. Used by farmers to eat pests that destroy crops; Eat aphids; Lay many batches of eggs in the summer; Sleep during the winter; Defense tricks like squirting a foul-smelling juice and playing dead; Lifecycle; More than 4,500 different species; Lunate ladybird beetle from Africa.

  • Do you believe in ladybug luck?
    Churchman, D. // Ranger Rick; Jul91, Vol. 25 Issue 7, p10 

    Relates various information about ladybugs. Where it got its name; What the beetle is named in other countries; Nursery rhyme; Various stories about how ladybug's were thought of in Europe, 100 years ago; Ladybug cures; Ladybug luck.

  • Life of the ladybug.
    Hertzberg, H.; Fischer-Nagel, A. // Cricket; May90, Vol. 17 Issue 9, p69 

    Describes the life cycle of the ladybug. Hibernation; Mating and reproduction; Metamorphosis; Stages of egg, larva, pupa, and adult; Feeds on aphids; Protection from predators by emitting horrible-tasting fluid.

  • The Garden's Best Friend.
    Belleranti, Shirley W. // Hopscotch; Apr/May99, Vol. 10 Issue 6, p30 

    Discusses the benefits of ladybugs in the garden. Characteristics of ladybugs; Color variations.

  • Flights of fancy.
    Belleranti, Shirley W. // New Scientist; 2/2/2008, Vol. 197 Issue 2641, p81 

    A question is posed as to the presence of ladybird insects on the peak of Mount Etna in Italy.

  • The New England sampler.
    Kageleiry, Jamie // Yankee; Oct96, Vol. 60 Issue 10, p17 

    Quotes Tom Kemp of Milton, Massachusetts regarding his reaction at the sight of thousands of Asian ladybugs landing on his just-painted house last October 1996.

  • Are ladybugs worth buying? (Will they stay in your garden?).
    Kageleiry, Jamie // Countryside & Small Stock Journal; Jul/Aug95, Vol. 79 Issue 4, p16 

    Reports on the prospects of buying ladybugs as a biological control against aphids in gardens. Possibility of having the ladybugs fly away after their release in the garden.

  • Harmonia axyridis Has Beneficial Past.
    Kageleiry, Jamie // Pest Control; Aug2001, Vol. 69 Issue 8, p27 

    Highlights the cost effectiveness of ladybug pest management on agriculture and ornamental plants in the United States. Emergence of ladybugs as pest problems for homeowners; Coexistence of Americans and Asian lady beetle; Shortage of pesticides.

  • Performance of a predatory ladybird beetle, Anegleis cardoni (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) on three aphid species.
    Kumar, Gyanendra; Sahu, Jyotsna // European Journal of Entomology; 2009, Vol. 106 Issue 4, p565 

    Qualitative and quantitative differences in prey are known to affect the life histories of predators. A laboratory study was used to evaluate the suitability of three aphid prey, Aphis gossypii, Aphis craccivora and Lipaphis erysimi, for the ladybird beetle, Anegleis cardoni (Weise). Development...

  • ask The Grumpy Gardener.
    Bender, Steve // Southern Living; Feb2014, Vol. 49 Issue 2, p52 

    The article presents questions and answers related to gardening in the southern U.S. states including how to prevent ladybugs from entering a house, which plants with colorful leaves can tolerate wet soil, and how to maintain an overgrown "Limelight" hydrangea bloom.

  • Insects Play Host to Bacteria.
    Ben-Ari, Elia // BioScience; Nov2010, Vol. 60 Issue 10, p864 

    The article discusses two studies, which includes one in the July 2010 issue of "PLoS Neglected Tropical Disease," investigating the mode of transmission of the disease buruli ulcer, which is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium ukerans, and one in the July 2010 issue of "PLoS Pathogens"...

  • Feeding and Foraging Behaviour in Two Coccinellid Predators: Scymnus levaillanti Muls. and Cycloneda sanguinea L.
    Işikber, Ali Arda // Turkish Journal of Agriculture & Forestry; 2008, Vol. 32 Issue 5, p391 

    Predatory behaviour, prey consumption, and foraging cycle of adults and larvae of Scymnus levaillanti Muls. and Cycloneda sanguinea L. (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) were investigated using a video/computer recording and measurement system. Larvae of S. levaillanti spent more time in feeding...

  • Advantages of Understanding the Lady Beetle Diet.
    Durham, Sharon // Agricultural Research; Jan2013, Vol. 61 Issue 1, p12 

    The article discusses the advantages of understanding the feeding behavior of lady beetles. It notes that understanding the lady beetle diet can help agronomists in developing cropping systems that best use these insects as biological controls of insect pest, including Colorado potato beetles...

  • Three beetles-three concepts. Different defensive strategies of congeneric myrmecophilous beetles.
    Stoeffler, Michael; Tolasch, Till; Steidle, Johannes // Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology; Aug2011, Vol. 65 Issue 8, p1605 

    Myrmecophiles, i.e., organisms associated with ants live in a variety of ecological niches in the vicinity or inside ant colonies and employ different strategies to survive ant encounters. Because different niches are characterized by different encounter rates with host ants, strategies used to...

  • Defining Attraction and Aggregation Pheromones: Teleological Versus Functional Perspectives.
    Cardé, Ring // Journal of Chemical Ecology; Jun2014, Vol. 40 Issue 6, p519 

    The article offers information on insect sex attractants. Topics discussed include limiting aggregation pheromones to cases where the sex of emitter and receiver insect is the same, pheromone-induced winter aggregations of ladybird beetles to survive harsh climatic conditions and various...

  • ASK OG.
    Galloway, Willi Evans // Organic Gardening; Jun/Jul2007, Vol. 54 Issue 5, p14 

    The article presents questions and answers related to issues in gardening. One reader asks how to make a garden hospitable for ladybugs. Another questions how to prevent mold from growing on strawberries. An additional question is posed regarding how to save tomato seeds in such a way that...

  • The Behavior and Feeding Preference of the 12-Spotted Beetle Epilachna indica MULSTANT (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Subfamily Epilachninae) Towards the Black Nightshade Solanum nigrum (Family: Solanacea).
    Abdullah, Fauziah; Abdullah, Faizah // Journal of Entomology; 2009, Vol. 6 Issue 4, p167 

    The behavior of fifty one 12-spotted ladybird beetles Epilachna indica (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: subfamily: Epilachninae) on ten black nightshade Solanum nigrum (Solanaceae) plants was observed from 08:00 to 19:00 h in the field at Ulu Kelang, Selangor, Malaysia. 29.26% time was spent feeding...

  • I. Hodek, H. F. van Emden & A. HonÄ›k (eds): Ecology and behaviour of the ladybird beetles (Coccinellidae).
    Brown, Peter // Journal of Insect Conservation; Dec2012, Vol. 16 Issue 6, p961 

    The article reviews the book "Ecology and Behaviour of the Ladybird Beetles (Coccinellidae)," edited by Ivo Hodek, H. F. van Emden, and A. Honĕk.

  • Olfactory learning of plant genotypes by a polyphagous insect predator.
    Glinwood, Robert; Ahmed, Elham; Qvarfordt, Erika; Ninkovic, Velemir // Oecologia; Jul2011, Vol. 166 Issue 3, p637 

    Olfactory learning may allow insects to forage optimally by more efficiently finding and using favourable food sources. Although olfactory learning has been shown in bees, insect herbivores and parasitoids, there are fewer examples from polyphagous predators. In this study, olfactory learning by...

  • MEET NATURE'S NIGHTMARE MINDSUCKERS.
    Zimmer, Carl; VARMA, ANAND // National Geographic; Nov2014, Vol. 226 Issue 5, p36 

    The article discusses "zombie" parasites that are able to control their hosts in some way. Topics include the relationships between parasitic barnacles (Heterosaccus californicus) and sheep crab (Loxorhynchus grandis); between wasps (Dinocampus coccinellae) and ladybugs; and research by...

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