2019
DOI: 10.1111/eea.12794
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Feng‐Luan Yao, Yu Zheng, Xue‐Ling Ding, Jian‐Wei Zhao, Xue‐Song Lu, Nicolas Desneux, Yu‐Xian He, Qi‐Yong Weng

Abstract: Abstract Climate change is expected to increase the frequency of periods of extreme weather events, including heat waves that are harmful to arthropod natural enemies. We studied the thermotolerance of the ladybeetle Serangium japonicum Chapin (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), an important native predator of the whitefly Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in China. Serangium japonicum eggs, first‐ and fourth‐instar larvae, pupae, and adults were subjected to a range of high temperatures (36, 39, 4…

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