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Volume 2012, Article ID 173482, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/173482
Research Article

Effect of Air Humidity on Sex Ratio and Development of Ladybird Harmonia axyridis (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)

1Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of South Bohemia, 370 05 České Budějovice, Czech Republic
2Institute of Entomology, Biology Center, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Branišovská 31, 370 05 České Budějovice, Czech Republic
3Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Boulevard Tzar Osvoboditel, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria

Received 30 September 2011; Accepted 19 November 2011

Academic Editor: D. Bruce Conn

Copyright © 2012 Oldřich Nedvěd and Plamen Kalushkov. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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