By Ivo Hodek
This booklet offers the 1st monograph of Coccinellidae. even though the crowd reveals inclusion either in Clausen's (1940) "Entomophagous bugs" and in Balduf's (1935) "Entomophagous Coleoptera", reference in those works is proscribed to 3 and twenty pages respectively. additionally, the final thirty years considering those books seemed have ~een loads of paintings at the workforce. using pesticides mostly destroyed the early makes an attempt at organic keep an eye on and curiosity remained low for so long as pesticides seemed really profitable notwithstanding, the issues of pesticides quickly grew to become obvious, and within the final decade there were super advancements in organic keep watch over, really in eombin
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Subgen. Pullus Muls. (16) Third antennal segment only slightly developed, transparent, indistinct. Legs. ) ........... P. sutltralis Thunbg. 43 Third antennal segment well developed and distinctly noticeable. Second antenna! gment longer than first. ) . P. auritus Thunbg. Legs and ventrum green. Prothorax with 8 tubercules, each of them with one long and two small setae. d, d1 and 1 tubercules with two setae. (Fig. ) ................
A. ) (3) Prothorax with four plates. Mesothoracic plates not excised in front. Abdominal parascoli with three large and some small chalazae. Larvae darker, abdominal tergites blackisb. d IV, dl I parascoli orange, the other d and dl strumae black. 1 I, IV parascoli yellow, the other 1 paras coli white with grey or black apex. (Fig. ) ...... A. ) Coccinella L. 1 (2) d' parascoli small with four chalazae, only two of which are large. Bases of chalazae rounded. Base of claw without or with only a very slightly developed rounded tooth.
The galea in the Tytthaspini is covered with dense, short, thin setae, in the Psylloborini by dense, short, thick setae and in other Coccinellinae with sparse long setae. The labial palps are one to two segmented. The submentum is of variable shape, but is often cylindrical. In the Psylloborini and Coelopterini it is narrowed at the base; 37 in the Hyperaspini and Tytthaspini it is wider and transverse. In the Psylloborini it is covered with dense, stick-like setae, in the Tytthaspini with dense, thin, short setae and in most other larvae of Coccinellidae with sparse long setae.
Biology of Coccinellidae by Ivo Hodek