Ecology of Coccinellidae

  • Ivo Hodek
  • Alois Honěk

Part of the Series Entomologica book series (SENT, volume 54)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. I. Kovář
    Pages 1-18
  3. I. Kovář
    Pages 19-31
  4. A. Honěk
    Pages 33-60
  5. A. Honěk
    Pages 61-93
  6. A. Honěk, I. Hodek
    Pages 95-141
  7. I. Hodek
    Pages 143-238
  8. I. Hodek
    Pages 239-318
  9. P. Ceryngier, I. Hodek
    Pages 319-350
  10. I. Hodek, A. Honěk
    Pages 351-389
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 391-464

About this book


Coccinellids have been very actively studied in the course of the twenty three years since "Biology of Coccinellidae" was published. The great amount of new, and often very important findings have made the previous book outdated and a new synthesis is needed. No other monograph of similar focus and extent has appeared. Iablokoff­ Khnzorian's "Les Coccinelles" (1982), limited to the tribus Coccinellini, and Gor­ don's "The Coccinellidae of America North of Mexico" (1985) both concentrate on taxonomy. Majerus' beautiful "Ladybirds" (1994) deal specifically with British coc­ cinellids and address chiefly amateur naturalists. The focus and the title of the recent book are slightly different from the 1973 vol­ ume. If a satisfactory comprehensive review of important new findings is attempted, the book would grow too much, due also to References and Indexes. To keep the vol­ ume at a tolerable extent, the section on larval identification of Palaearctic species has been omitted; not much could be added to the previous version of that part, any­ way. However, we have kept Kovar's chapter on morphology and anatomy, because of its relation to feeding and other ecological aspects. The chapter on phylogeny was updated also by him. Our Polish friend, Piotr Ceryngier, who has recently specialised in parasites, updated perfectly the parts on parasites and pathogens in Chapter 8. We would be glad if their contribution is quoted by their names. It seems to us that the remarks, contained in the reprinted preface to the previous volume, remain pertinent today.


agriculture anatomy animals biology development ecology environment insect insects morphology phylogeny predator

Authors and affiliations

  • Ivo Hodek
    • 1
  • Alois Honěk
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of EntomologyAcademy of Sciences of the Czech RepublicČeské BudějoviceCzech Republic
  2. 2.Research Institute of Plant ProductionPraha 6Czech Republic

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4736-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-1349-8
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