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Predation of native coccinellids by the invasive alien Harmonia axyridis (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae): detection in Britain by PCR-based gut analysis

First field quantification of intraguild predation by the asiatic invasive ladybird Harmonia axyridis, at the species level,  on native ladybird species (Adalia bipunctata and A. decempunctata). THOMAS A, TROTMAN J, WHEATLEY A, AEBI A, ZINDEL R and  BROWN PMJ(2013) Predation of native coccinellids by the invasive alien Harmonia axyridis (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae): detection in Britain by PCR-based gut…

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Torymus sinensis: a viable management option for the biological control of Dryocosmus kuriphilus in Europe?

The chestnut gall wasp Dryocosmus kuriphilus is a global pest of chestnut (Castanea spp). Established as a pest in the mid-twentieth century in Japan, Korea and North America, this species was first reported in Europe in 2002. Following the successful release of a biological control agent Torymus sinensis in Japan, this parasitoid species has been…

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