2019
DOI: 10.1111/eea.12814
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Tamzin C. Griffith, Iain D. Paterson, Candice A. Owen, Julie A. Coetzee

Abstract: Aspects of the thermal physiology of the water hyacinth biological control agent Eccritotarsus catarinensis Carvalho (Hemiptera: Miridae) have been extensively investigated over the past 20 years to understand and improve post-release establishment in the field. Thermal physiology studies predicted that the agent would not establish at a number of cold sites in South Africa, where it has nonetheless subsequently established and thrived. Recently, studies have begun to incorporate the plastic nature of insect …

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