Wednesday, December 12, 2007: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Pacific Salon Three, Golden Pacific Ballroom, First Floor (Town & Country)

Symposium: Lady Beetle Linkages: Connections of the Coccinellidae

Organizer(s): Donald C. Weber,
Eric W. Riddick,
Jonathan Lundgren,
Natalia J. Vandenberg,
8:00 AM Introductory Remarks
8:05 AM 1213Taxonomy and systematics of the Coccinellidae (Coleoptera): A historical overview
Natalia J. Vandenberg,
8:22 AM1214The evolution of ladybird beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae): Reconstructing phylogeny based on molecular data
Adriano Giorgi,, Joseph McHugh, Michael F. Whiting
8:42 AM1215Predation of homopteran pests by Coccinellidae: Evaluating levels of biological control
John J. Obrycki,, James D. Harwood,, Robert J. O'Neil,, Timothy Kring,
9:02 AM1216Connections with pest mites
David J. Biddinger,, Larry A. Hull,
9:22 AM1217Connections in diverse predator communities: Disruptive or complementary?
William Snyder,
9:42 AM 1218Using molecular techniques to help understand coccinellid feeding dynamics
Donald C. Weber,, Jonathan Lundgren,, Matthew H. Greenstone,
9:59 AM Break
10:09 AM1219The importance of non-prey foods to the life history of coccinellids
Jonathan Lundgren,
10:26 AM 1220Connections with plants: Lady beetle responses to crop characteristics
Claire E. Rutledge,, Sanford D. Eigenbrode,
10:46 AM1221Connections with pestiferous fungi: Lady beetles as biological control agents of powdery mildew
Andrew Sutherland,, Michael P. Parrella,
11:06 AM 1222Connections with parasitic fungi: Associations between Laboulbeniales and lady beetles
Eric W. Riddick,
11:23 AM 1223Connections with entomopathogens: Susceptibility of native species and the exotic Harmonia axyridis
Ted E. Cottrell,, David Shapiro-Ilan,
11:43 AM1224Connections with pesticides: Impacts, avoidance, and integration
E. E. Grafton-Cardwell,, P. Gu,

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