Milos Sevarika, Gabriele Rondoni, Eric Conti, Roberto Romani
Abstract:Harmonia axyridis (Pallas) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) is a sub-cosmopolitan species. Native to Asia, it has been released during the 20th century for classical and augmentative biological control of several herbivorous insects, mostly aphids and coccids. Despite its recognized positive impact on biological control, H. axyridis is now considered among the most dangerous invasive species in Europe and in most places where it has established. This is mostly due to its ability to reduce the populations of native …
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