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The harlequin ladybird, Harmonia axyridis: global perspectives on invasion history and ecology
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An overview of the invasion history and ecology of H. axyridis globally with consideration of future research perspectives is provided.
Taxonomy based on science is necessary for global conservation
Author(s): Thomson, Scott A; Pyle, Richard L; Ahyong, Shane T; Alonso-Zarazaga, Miguel; Ammirati, Joe; Araya, Juan Francisco; Ascher, John S; Audisio, Tracy Lynn; Azevedo-Santos, Valter M; Bailly,
Discovery of an alien invasive, predatory insect in South Africa: The multicoloured Asian ladybird beetle, Harmonia axyridis (Pallas) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)
TLDR
There is reason to suspect that HA will spread rapidly through much of South Africa and beyond and bring to bear its negative consequences here, and the early detection of this incursion presents a rare opportunity to study an anticipated biological invasion virtually from its beginning.
Temnorhynchus coronatus (Fabricius) (Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae), Potentially a Pest of Sweet Potato in South Africa
In South Africa, sweet potato, Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam., is cultivated over a relatively small area of c. 3000 ha (Laurie 2004). The greater part of the harvest is consumed locally, the bulk fresh
Ibonikawhite, new replacement name for Whitea Descamps, 1977 (Orthoptera: Thericleidae), not Whitea Hutton, 1904 (Coleoptera: Pselaphinae), and standardised English names for the included species.
TLDR
The genus Whitea is established for four new species of forbhoppers from the present-day Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape provinces of South Africa and the type species is W. fissicauda Descamps, 1977.
ARC-PPRI: National Collection of Insects: Coleoptera Collection (1879-2012)
9714 Fruit Chafer beetle (Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae) specimens mostly from southern Africa in the South African National Collection of Insects (SANC).
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