Colunga-Garcia, M. 1996. Interactions between landscape structure and ladybird beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) in field crop agroecosystems. Ph.D. Dissertation, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA.
Management of agroecosystems to enhance natural regulation of insect pests requires and understanding of predator ecology and how predatory insects use the landscape and respond to its structural characteristics. A group of predatory insects, ladybird beetles, were selected to study patterns of habitat utilization in response to vegetation type, management practices, and habitat succession in a complex agricultural landscape.Sign in to download PDF back to index