Influence of ambient humidity on the attachment ability of ladybird beetles (Coccinella septempunctata)

Lars Heepe, Jonas O. Wolff and Stanislav N. Gorb
Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2016, 7, 1322–1329.

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Influence of ambient humidity on the attachment ability of ladybird beetles (Coccinella septempunctata)
Lars Heepe, Jonas O. Wolff and Stanislav N. Gorb
Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2016, 7, 1322–1329.

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Heepe, L.; Wolff, J. O.; Gorb, S. N. Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2016, 7, 1322–1329. doi:10.3762/bjnano.7.123

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