Lady Beetle Papers

Here is where you can find papers about the friendly field insect the lady beetle.

 

Trophic Ecology of the Coccinellidae

Lundgren, J. G. and D. C. Weber (eds). 2009. “Trophic Ecology of the Coccinellidae.” Biological Control Special Issue 51(2): 199-335

Coleopteran-specific Cry3Bb toxin from transgenic corn does not affect the fitness of the non-target species, Coleomegilla maculata DeGeer (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae

Lundgren, J. G. & R. N. Wiedenmann. 2002. Coleopteran-specific Cry3Bb toxin from transgenic corn does not affect the fitness of the non-target species, Coleomegilla maculata DeGeer (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Environmental Entomology 31: 1213-1218.

Nutritional suitability of field corn pollen as food for the predator, Coleomegilla maculata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae).

  Lundgren, J. G., & R. N. Wiedenmann. 2004. Nutritional suitability of field corn pollen as food for the predator, Coleomegilla maculata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Journal of Insect Physiology 50(6): 567–575.

Population responses and feeding behaviors of the predators Coleomegilla maculata and Harmonia axyridis (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) during anthesis in an Illinois cornfield

Lundgren, J. G., A. A. Razzak, & R. N. Wiedenmann. 2004. Population responses and feeding behaviors of the predators Coleomegilla maculata and Harmonia axyridis (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) during anthesis in an Illinois cornfield. Environmental Entomology 33(4): 958–963.

Quantification of the consumption of corn pollen by the predator Coleomegilla maculata DeGeer (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) in an Illinois cornfield

Lundgren, J. G., A. Huber, & R. N. Wiedenmann. 2005. Quantification of the consumption of corn pollen by the predator Coleomegilla maculata DeGeer (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) in an Illinois cornfield. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 7: 1–8.

Quantification of predation using qPCR: Effect of prey quantity, elapsed time, chaser diet, and sample preservation

Weber, D. C., and J. G. Lundgren. 2009. Quantification of predation using qPCR: Effect of prey quantity, elapsed time, chaser diet, and sample preservation. Journal of Insect Science 9: 41.

Trophic ecology of the Coccinellidae: assessing their roles as predators and as prey

Weber, D. C., and J. G. Lundgren. 2009. Trophic ecology of the Coccinellidae: assessing their roles as predators and as prey. Biological Control 51(2): 199-214 (Invited review).

Direct effects of soybean varietal selection and Aphis glycines-resistant soybeans on natural enemies

Lundgren, J. G., L. S. Hesler, K. M. Tilmon, K. E. Dashiell, R. Scott. 2009. Direct effects of soybean varietal selection and Aphis glycines-resistant soybeans on natural enemies. Arthropod-Plant Interactions 3: 9-16.

Nutritional aspects of non-prey foods in the life histories of predaceous Coccinellidae

Lundgren, J. G. 2009. Nutritional aspects of non-prey foods in the life histories of predaceous Coccinellidae. Biological Control 51(2) 294-305. (Invited Review).

Sterol limitation in a pollen-fed omnivorous lady beetle (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)

Pilorget, L., J. Buckner, and J. G. Lundgren. 2010. Sterol limitation in a pollen-fed omnivorous lady beetle (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Journal of Insect Physiology 56: 81-87.

Changes in digestive rate of a predatory beetle over its larval stage: its implications for dietary breadth

Lundgren, J. G., and D. C. Weber. 2010. Changes in digestive rate of a predatory beetle over its larval stage: its implications for dietary breadth. Journal of Insect Physiology 56: 431-437.

Effect of prior diet on consumption and digestion of prey and non-prey food by adults of the generalist predator Coleomegilla maculata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae).

Weber, D. C., and J. G. Lundgren. 2011. Effect of prior diet on consumption and digestion of prey and non-prey food by adults of the generalist predator Coleomegilla maculata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 140: 146-152.

Experimental evidence for the phenotypic impact of admixture between wild and biocontrol harlequin ladybird (Harmonia axyridis) involved in the European invasion

Turgeon, J., A. Tayeh, B. Facon, P. DeClercq, J. G. Lundgren, and A. Estoup. 2011. Experimental evidence for the phenotypic impact of admixture between wild and biocontrol harlequin ladybird (Harmonia axyridis) involved in the European invasion. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 24: 1044-1052.

Sugar feeding by coccinellids under field conditions: the effects of sugar sprays in soybean

Seagraves, M. P., Y. Kajita, D. C. Weber, J. J. Obrycki, and J. G. Lundgren. 2011. Sugar feeding by coccinellids under field conditions: the effects of sugar sprays in soybean. BioControl 56: 305-314.

Physiological benefits of nectar-feeding by a predatory beetle.

Lundgren, J. G. and M. P. Seagraves. 2011. Physiological benefits of nectar-feeding by a predatory beetle. Biological Journal of the Linnaean Society 104: 661-669.

The effects of diet on herbivory by a predaceous lady beetle

Lundgren, J. G., S. E. Moser, R. L. Hellmich, and M. P. Seagraves. 2011. The effects of diet on herbivory by a predaceous lady beetle. Biocontrol Science and Technology 21(1): 71-74.

Purged inbreeding depression and increased fitness in invasive populations

Facon, B., R. A. Hufbauer, A. Tayeh, E. Lombaert, R. Vitalis, T. Guillemaud, J. G. Lundgren, and A. Estoup. 2011. Purged inbreeding depression and increased fitness in invasive populations. Current Biology 21: 424-427.

Hippodamia variegata (Goeze) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) found in South Dakota.

Hesler, L. E. and J. G. Lundgren. 2011. Hippodamia variegata (Goeze) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) found in South Dakota. Coleopterists’ Bulletin 65(1): 78-79.

Why eat extrafloral nectar? Understanding food selection by Coleomegilla maculata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)

Choate, B. A. and J. G. Lundgren. 2013. Why eat extrafloral nectar? Understanding food selection by Coleomegilla maculata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Biocontrol 58(3): 359-367.

Complementarity of statistical treatments to reconstruct worldwide routes of invasion: The case of the Asian ladybird Harmonia axyridis

Lombaert, E., T. Guillemaud, J. G. Lundgren, R. Koch, B. Facon, A. Grez, A. Loomans, T. Malausa, O. Nedved, E. Rhule, A. Staverlokk, T. Steenberg, and A. Estoup. 2014. Complementarity of statistical treatments to reconstruct worldwide routes of invasion: The case of the Asian ladybird Harmonia axyridis. Molecular Ecology 23(24): 5979-5997.

The effects of insecticide dose and herbivore density on tri-trophic effects of thiamethoxam in a system involving wheat, aphids, and lady beetles

Bredeson, M.M, R. N. Reese, J. G. Lundgren. 2015. The effects of insecticide dose and herbivore density on tri-trophic effects of thiamethoxam in a system involving wheat, aphids, and lady beetles. Crop Protection 69: 70-76.

The influence of aphids (Myzus persicae) and pink lady beetles (Coleomegilla maculata) on oviposition preferences by imported cabbageworm (Pieris rapae)

Layman, M. L. and J. G. Lundgren. The influence of aphids (Myzus persicae) and pink lady beetles (Coleomegilla maculata) on oviposition preferences by imported cabbageworm (Pieris rapae). Submitted to Arthropod-Plant Interactions (March 30, 2015). Accepted pending revision.