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Life sciences : Entomology & pest control
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/192121
The scent of love: how important are semiochemicals in the sexual behavior of lady beetles?
English
Fassotte, Bérénice mailto [Université de Liège > Agronomie, Bio-ingénierie et Chimie (AgroBioChem) > Entomologie fonctionnelle et évolutive >]
Francis, Frédéric mailto [Université de Liège > Agronomie, Bio-ingénierie et Chimie (AgroBioChem) > Entomologie fonctionnelle et évolutive >]
Verheggen, François mailto [Université de Liège > Agronomie, Bio-ingénierie et Chimie (AgroBioChem) > Entomologie fonctionnelle et évolutive >]
Jun-2016
Journal of Pest Science
Springer
89
2
347-358
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
1612-4758
1612-4766
[en] Lady beetles ; Mating behavior ; Sexual communication ; Sex pheromone ; Semiochemicals ; Integrated Pest Management
[en] Chemical signals are involved in the courtship behavior of many invertebrate and vertebrate species. Lady beetles are no exception to this rule; a significant number of published reports highlight the role of cuticular chemicals involved in the reproduction of lady beetles, including gender recognition. Recent data have also demonstrated the presence of a volatile female sex pheromone that facilitates male attraction in some species. Here, we present a synthetic overview of the current knowledge about the sexual behavior of lady beetles and associated chemicals for which the function and identification have been provided. Because lady beetles are often reared as biological control agents, the chemical cues involved in their sexual behavior could be used as components in integrated management approaches against soft-bodied hemipterans. In conclusion, this review provides new perspectives and potential developments for sustainable insect management mainly based on the semiochemicals involved in the sexual behavior of lady beetles. A better understanding of these chemical signals would help maximize their presence in areas where their predatory behavior is requested, as a result of the application of formulations inducing behavioral manipulation.
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/192121
10.1007/s10340-016-0735-x
http://reflexions.ulg.ac.be/CoccinellesAntiPucerons
[en] http://reflexions.ulg.ac.be/en/AsianLadybirdAgainstAphids

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