Ecological genetics of beetles of the genus Adalia: composition of A. Bipunctata populations from Italy but not France depends on climatic factors

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The composition of 13 populations of Adalia bipunctata L. collected in France and Italy was studied. The proportion of black individuals varies from 7.7% to 84.7%. Comparison of the composition of color forms with climatic parameters of habitats showed that the proportion of black individuals in the Italian populations negatively correlates with the mean temperatures of the period of reproduction of beetles (May–July). No such relationship was found for the more Northern populations living in France.


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Ilya A. Zakharov

N. Vavilov Institute of General Genetics, RAS

Email: iaz34@mail.ru

Russian Federation, Moscow

Dr. Biol. Sci., Professor, Corresponding Member of RAS

Alexander V. Rubanovich

N. Vavilov Institute of General Genetics, RAS

Author for correspondence.
Email: rubanovich@vigg.ru

Russian Federation, Moscow

Dr. Biol. Sci., Professor

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