From Biological Control to Invasion: the Ladybird Harmonia axyridis as a Model Species (Paperback)
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From Biological Control to Invasion: the Ladybird Harmonia axyridis as a Model Species (Paperback)

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Paperback 290 Pages / Published: 06/11/2010
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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.

Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789048177714
Number of pages: 290
Weight: 450 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 15 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2008

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