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Title: Stone structures as potential aggregation sites for coccinellids in managed landscapes
Contributor(s): Saunders, Manu  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2015
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Abstract: Ladybird beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) are predators of aphid and psyllid species and are often released or encouraged into timber plantations as natural enemies of economic pests. Some temperate coccinellid species overwinter in mass aggregations; however, little is known about coccinellid aggregations in Australia. Aggregations of Harmonia conformis were observed only on stone walls of a camp shelter near Shelley, Victoria in July 2014. Publication of more observational records and dedicated surveys will determine if old stone walls and buildings in managed landscapes have the potential to provide overwintering habitat for natural enemies and other beneficial insects.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: The Victorian Naturalist, 132(3), p. 86-88
Publisher: The Field Naturalists Club of Victoria Inc
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 0042-5184
Field of Research (FOR): 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity
060808 Invertebrate Biology
060201 Behavioural Ecology
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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