Colunga-Garcia, M. 1996. Interactions between landscape structure and ladybird beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) in field crop agroecosystems. Dissertation, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA.

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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.

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