Harmonia axyridis has been described as the amost invasive ladybird on Eartha. 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.Can Entom 127:609a611 Copping LG (2004) The manual of biocontrol agents. ... J New York Entomol Soc 93:1a912 GreatRex R (2003) Comments on the OECD proposal for a#39;guidance for registration requirements for invertebrates as biological control agentsa#39; http://www.ibma.ch/pdf/comments_on_the_oecd_proposal.pdf Cited 4 August 2007 Hickson R, Moeed A, ... Biol Control 27:181a193 Landis DA, Fox TB, Costamagna AC (2004) Impact of multicolored Asian ladybeetle as aanbsp;...
|Title||:||From Biological Control to Invasion: the Ladybird Harmonia axyridis as a Model Species|
|Author||:||Helen E. Roy, Eric Wajnberg|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2008-01-26|