Parasites, predators and diseases of Lady Beetles (Coleoptera, Coccinellidae) of the Southern Urals and adjacent territories

Z. I. Tyumaseva, E. V. Guskova


The article gives a review of the Coccinellidae natural enemies (birds, amphibians, insects, mites, fungi, nematodes). Groups of animals that can influence the Coccinellidae population dynamics are identified. The stomachs of frogs Pelophylax ridibundus (Pallas, 1771), Rana temporaria Linnaeus, 1758, Rana arvalis Nilsson, 1842, Rana amurensis Boulenger, 1886, Pelobates fuscus (Laurenti, 1768) have been examined; the occurrence of various Coccinellidae species in the stomachs is evaluated.


Coccinellidae; Coleoptera; Parasites; Population dynamics; Southern Urals

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