The potential impacts of the arrival of the harlequin ladybird, Harmonia axyridis (Pallas) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), in Britain

Majerus, Michael E. N. and Strawson, Vicky and Roy, Helen E. (2006) The potential impacts of the arrival of the harlequin ladybird, Harmonia axyridis (Pallas) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), in Britain. Ecological Entomology, 31 (3). pp. 207-215. ISSN 1365-2311

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2311.2006.00734.x

Abstract

The harlequin ladybird, Harmonia axyridis, has recently arrived in Britain. This species has been introduced from Asia into many parts of the world for biological control purposes. In many parts of North America it has become the predominant aphidophagous coccinellid in less than 20 years, and in north-western Europe it is spreading and increasing in number rapidly. Since establishment in North America and continental Europe, reports of its effectiveness as a biological control agent of aphids and coccids have been accompanied by accounts of negative effects on other aphidophagous species and humans. Here the potential impacts of the arrival of the harlequin ladybird in Britain are assessed.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Aphidophages, biological control, Coccinellidae, harlequin ladybird, Harmonia axyridis, invasive species
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Science & Technology (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Repository Admin
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2010 13:22
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 16:18
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/108552

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