Khakimov Ph.R. 2017. [Abundance, survival rate and zonal distribution of wintering individuals of the ladybug Coccinella septempunctata L. (Coccinellidae, Coleoptera) under conditions of South-West Tajikistan] // Euroasian Entomological Journal. Vol.16. No.6: 524–527 [in Russian, with English summary].
Institute of Zoology and Parasitology of the Republic of Tajikistan. Dushanbe 73402 Tajikistan.
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ABSTRACT. Data on the abundance, survival rate and zonal distribution of wintering individuals of Coccinella septempunctata L. in south-western Tajikistan are provided. The average weight of beetles before wintering is 0.05 mg. A significant number of individuals with a weight of 0.03 mg and less occur amongst dead beetles. The risk of infection from fungal diseases is most often recorded in the beetles which accumulate under the fallen leaves of Tamarix ramosissima, Cercis griffithii and Capparis spinosa.
KEY WORDS: ladybugs, fauna, overwintering, South-West Tajikistan.