The taste of origin in a lady beetle: do males discriminate between females based on cuticular hydrocarbons?

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Legrand, Pauline(*); Vanderplanck, Maryse(*); Marko, Istvan; Gillard, Laurent; Lognay, Georges; Lorge, Stéphanie; Maesen, Philippe; Vilcinskas, Andreas; Vogel, Heiko; Foucaud, Julien; Estoup, Arnaud; Francis, Frédéric; Facon, Benoit; Verheggen, François;
  • Subject: Harmonia axyridis | Multicolored Asian lady beetle | mate selection | preferential mating | inbreeding avoidance, | : Entomology & pest control [Life sciences] | : Entomologie & lutte antiravageur [Sciences du vivant]

The Asian lady beetle Harmonia axyridis originates from Asia and has established invasive populations at a worldwide scale. Recent population genetic studies have traced their invasion routes and demonstrated that bottlenecks in population size have reduced their geneti... View more
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