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The Resource A natural history of ladybird beetles, M.E.N. Majerus ; editors, H.E. Roy, P.M.J. Brown

A natural history of ladybird beetles, M.E.N. Majerus ; editors, H.E. Roy, P.M.J. Brown

Label
A natural history of ladybird beetles
Title
A natural history of ladybird beetles
Statement of responsibility
M.E.N. Majerus ; editors, H.E. Roy, P.M.J. Brown
Creator
Contributor
Author
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Bringing together numerous studies on ladybirds into one place, this book is composed largely of Professor Michael Majerus' lifetime work, with updates made by two leading experts in the field. Organised into coherent themes, it provides readers with a complete ecological understanding of the ladybird species in a global context
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
595.76/9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL596.C65
LC item number
M25 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
A natural history of ladybird beetles, M.E.N. Majerus ; editors, H.E. Roy, P.M.J. Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-383) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Ladybird, ladybird. Everyone loves a ladybird! -- Ladybird names and myths -- The Cambridge ladybird survey -- 2. The structure of ladybirds. Two of a kind -- What is a ladybird? -- Adults -- Eggs -- Larvae -- Pupae -- The taxonomy of ladybirds -- 3. Where ladybirds live. Geography, habitat and microhabitat -- Geographic distributions -- Habitat favourability -- Host plant specialisation -- Habitat categorisation -- The evolution of habitat preferences -- Habitat preferences in ladybirds : future research -- 4. What ladybirds eat. The diversity of ladybird diets -- Predatory ladybirds -- Prey recognition, capture and consumption -- Cannibalism -- Non-carnivorous ladybirds -- 5. Sex and reproduction. The aim of life -- Mating -- Female promiscuity -- Multiple ejaculation within a single copulation : a waste of sperm? -- Sexual selection : the case of the choosy female -- Implications of female choice in ladybirds -- Hybridisation in ladybirds -- Egg-laying -- The effect of reproduction -- 6. Ladybird dormancy. Ladybirds in unfavourable conditions -- Pre-dormancy behavior -- Dormancy -- Waking up -- Summer dormancy and aestivation -- 7. Ladybird death. The struggle for survival -- Vertebrate predators -- Invertebrate predators -- Ants -- Ladybird defences against ants -- Myrmecophilous ladybirds -- Parasitoids and parasites -- Microbial pathogens -- Male-killing bacteria -- Arms races and the Red Queen -- The crucial last two -- 8. Ladybird colouration. Colour : a first line of defence -- Chemical defences -- The evolution of true warning colour patterns -- Why are ladybirds not all alike? -- 9. Variation and evolution in ladybirds. Heredity and the environment -- Colour and pattern variation -- Rare varieties -- Colour pattern polymorphism in ladybirds -- The maintenance of melanic polymorphism in ladybirds -- Male-killers and host evolution -- 10. Ladybirds and people. Biological control -- Alien versus native species -- Conservation
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xi, 397 pages
Isbn
9781107116078
Lccn
2016016322
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)951507054
Label
A natural history of ladybird beetles, M.E.N. Majerus ; editors, H.E. Roy, P.M.J. Brown
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-383) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Ladybird, ladybird. Everyone loves a ladybird! -- Ladybird names and myths -- The Cambridge ladybird survey -- 2. The structure of ladybirds. Two of a kind -- What is a ladybird? -- Adults -- Eggs -- Larvae -- Pupae -- The taxonomy of ladybirds -- 3. Where ladybirds live. Geography, habitat and microhabitat -- Geographic distributions -- Habitat favourability -- Host plant specialisation -- Habitat categorisation -- The evolution of habitat preferences -- Habitat preferences in ladybirds : future research -- 4. What ladybirds eat. The diversity of ladybird diets -- Predatory ladybirds -- Prey recognition, capture and consumption -- Cannibalism -- Non-carnivorous ladybirds -- 5. Sex and reproduction. The aim of life -- Mating -- Female promiscuity -- Multiple ejaculation within a single copulation : a waste of sperm? -- Sexual selection : the case of the choosy female -- Implications of female choice in ladybirds -- Hybridisation in ladybirds -- Egg-laying -- The effect of reproduction -- 6. Ladybird dormancy. Ladybirds in unfavourable conditions -- Pre-dormancy behavior -- Dormancy -- Waking up -- Summer dormancy and aestivation -- 7. Ladybird death. The struggle for survival -- Vertebrate predators -- Invertebrate predators -- Ants -- Ladybird defences against ants -- Myrmecophilous ladybirds -- Parasitoids and parasites -- Microbial pathogens -- Male-killing bacteria -- Arms races and the Red Queen -- The crucial last two -- 8. Ladybird colouration. Colour : a first line of defence -- Chemical defences -- The evolution of true warning colour patterns -- Why are ladybirds not all alike? -- 9. Variation and evolution in ladybirds. Heredity and the environment -- Colour and pattern variation -- Rare varieties -- Colour pattern polymorphism in ladybirds -- The maintenance of melanic polymorphism in ladybirds -- Male-killers and host evolution -- 10. Ladybirds and people. Biological control -- Alien versus native species -- Conservation
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xi, 397 pages
Isbn
9781107116078
Lccn
2016016322
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)951507054

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