Gabriele Rondoni, Isabel Borges, Jana Collatz, Eric Conti, Alejandro C. Costamagna, François Dumont, Edward W. Evans, Audrey A. Grez, Andy G. Howe, Eric Lucas, Julie‐Éléonore Maisonhaute, António Onofre Soares, Tania Zaviezo, Matthew J.W. Cock et al.
Abstract:Since the late 19th century, exotic ladybirds (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) have been used extensively for suppressing herbivorous insects of economic importance. In recent decades, the introduction of non-native biological control (BC) agents has been greatly limited due to the awareness of the potential non-target effects of introductions. Nonetheless, recent episodes of biological invasions of economically important pests have raised the need to carefully consider whether the expected benefits of pest control…
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