Skip Navigation LinksHome > CABI Abstract
Title: Feeding preference of Coccinella hieroglyphica (Col., Coccinellidae) for eggs of three chrysomelid beetles.
Personal Authors: Hippa, H., Koponen, S., Roine, R.
Author Affiliation: Zoological Museum, Department of Biology, Turku University, SF 20500 Turku 50, Finland.
Editors: No editors
Document Title: Reports from the Kevo Subarctic Research Station


As a result of recent reports of Coccinella hieroglyphica L. (which normally attacks aphids) preying on the eggs of species of Altica, Galerucella and Lochmaea damaging cultivated strawberry and bog shrubs including cloudberry (Rubus chamaemorus) in northern Finland, the feeding preferences of 13 females and 10 males of C. hieroglyphica were tested in the laboratory. Galerucella eggs were preferred to those of Lochmaea or Altica, but Myzus persicae (Sulz.) was also readily taken and a marked cannibalism of the eggs of C. hieroglyphica was observed. The relevance of these results to field conditions, and especially to outbreaks of Galerucella on cloudberry, is discussed.


About CAB Abstracts
CAB Abstracts is a unique and informative resource covering everything from Agriculture to Entomology to Public Health. In April 2006 we published our 5 millionth abstract, making it the largest and most comprehensive abstracts database in its field.

Your search for ‘%’ has pulled up numerous records and resources from the CAB Abstracts database. At this time, your institution does not subscribe to CAB Direct so you cannot access them. To find out more about this exciting resource, and how to subscribe, please click here.

Searching for related material ...

We have searched our content for additional helpful material on % and the links below will take you to the results from some of our other sites:

Search CAB Abstracts Lite

About CABI
Established in 1910, CABI is a not for profit organisation, owned by over 40 Member Countries. Through partnership with these countries and our international network of people, we address local needs worldwide. Our activities encompass scientific publishing, research and communication, and our aim is to bridge the gap between scientific knowledge and its application to real life.

We publish CAB Abstracts, a world-leading bibliographic database covering agriculture, environment, public health and nutrition, animal and plant sciences and tourism. We also publish multimedia compendia, books, journals and internet resources – bringing the most up to date scientific information right to researchers’ fingertips.

Our People
At the heart of CABI’s success are the people who make it happen. We have over 300 staff working from 10 locations around the world, all of them experts in their field. From publishing specialists, microbiologists, ecologists to pathologists, we have the expertise to make a difference.