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Cannibalism in invasive, native and biocontrol populations of the harlequin ladybird

Ashraf Tayeh1*, Arnaud Estoup1, Eric Lombaert234, Thomas Guillemaud234, Natalia Kirichenko5, Lori Lawson-Handley6, Patrick De Clercq7 and Benoît Facon1

Author Affiliations

1 INRA, UMR, 1062, CBGP Montpellier, France

2 INRA, UMR 1355 Institut Sophia Agrobiotech, F-06903 Sophia Antipolis, France

3 Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, UMR Institut Sophia Agrobiotech, F-06903 Sophia Antipolis, France

4 CNRS, UMR 7254 Institut Sophia Agrobiotech, F-06903 Sophia Antipolis, France

5 V.N. Sukachev Institute of Forest, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Akademgorodok 50/28, Krasnoyarsk 660036, Russia

6 Evolutionary Biology Group, School of Biological, Biomedical and Environmental Sciences, University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Kingston-Upon-Hull HU6 7RX UK

7 Department of Crop Protection, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014, 14:15  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-14-15

Published: 5 February 2014

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Additional file 1:

Photos F1 illustrating the cannibalistic behaviour on eggs by (A) a larva (stage L1) and (B) an adult individual of Harmonia axyridis. (Photo courtesy of A. Tayeh).

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Additional file 2:

The data set of cannibalism by adult females.

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Additional file 3:

The data set of cannibalism by first instar larvae.

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