Harmonia axyridis has been described as the "most invasive ladybird on Earth". It has a long history of use as a classical biological control agent in the USA and more recently in Europe. This beetle has been effective at controlling pest insects in a variety of crop systems but it poses unacceptable risks by impacting on non-target species as both an intraguild predator and competitor.
Written by renowned scientists, this book is a synthesis of recent research on H. axyridis and provides informative insights into current perspectives and future directions. Biological control is an essential component of sustainable agriculture but the distinction between a successful biological control agent and an invasive species can be narrow. We hope that lessons can be learnt from H. axyridis.
Foreword: H.E. Roy, E.W. Wajnberg. 1. Harmonia axyridis in Europe: spread and distribution of a non-native coccinellid: P.M.J. Brown et al. 2. Bad side of a good beetle: the North American experience with Harmonia axyridis: R.L. Koch, T.L. Galvan. 3. Harmonia axyridis: an environmental risk assessment for Northwest Europe: J.C. van Lenteren et al. 4. Harmonia axyridis in Great Britain: analysis of the spread and distribution of a non-native coccinellid: P.M.J. Brown et al. 5. Invasion history, habitat preferences and phenology of the invasive ladybird Harmonia axyridis in Belgium: T. Adriaens et al. 6. Phenotypic variation in invasive and biocontrol populations of the harlequin ladybird Harmonia axyridis: E. Lombaert et al. 7. Predicting the potential distribution of the multicoloured Asian ladybeetle, Harmonia axyridis, using the CLIMEX model: J. Poutsma et al. 8. Harmonia axyridis: What will stop the invader?: A.O. Soares et al. 9. Intraguild predation involving Harmonia axyridis: a review of current knowledge and future perspectives: J.K. Pell et al. 10. Intraguild predation of immature stages of British and Japanese coccinellids by the invasive ladybird Harmonia axyridis: R.L. Ware, M.E.N. Majerus. 11. Chemical protection of Calvia quatuordecimguttata eggs against intraguild predation by the invasive ladybird Harmonia axyridis: R.L. Ware et al. 12. Pollen as an alternative food for Harmonia axyridis: N. Berkvens et al. 13. Influence of diet and photoperiod on development and reproduction of European populations of Harmonia axyridis (Pallas) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae): N. Berkvens et al. 14. Ladybirds population dynamics in potato: comparison of native species and an invasive species, Harmonia axyridis: J.-P. Jansen, L. Hautier. 15. Current and potential management strategies against Harmonia axyridis: M. Kenis et al. 16. Interactions between the parasitoid wasp Dinocampus coccinellae and two species of coccinellid from Japan and Britain: S. Koyama, M.E.N. Majerus. 17. Interactions between the fungal pathogen Beauvaria bassiana and three species of ladybird: Harmonia axyridis, Coccinella septempunctata and Adalia bipunctata: H.E. Roy et al. 18. Estimation of mortality by entomophages on exotic Harmonia axyridis vs native Adalia bipunctata in northern Italy: G. Burgio et al.
Number Of Pages: 290
Published: 13th February 2008
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5
Weight (kg): 0.61