Bad side of a good beetle: the North American experience with Harmonia axyridis

  title={Bad side of a good beetle: the North American experience with Harmonia axyridis},
  author={Robert Langer David H. Koch and Tederson Luiz Galvan},
The multicolored Asian lady beetle, Harmonia axyridis (Pallas) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) is a generalist predator of aphids and other soft-bodied insects and has been utilized in biological control programs around the world. Over the last two decades, this species has spread throughout much of the continental USA and southern Canada. Despite the benefits it offers as a biological control agent, H. axyridis is perhaps most well known for its adverse impacts. In this paper we provide a review… CONTINUE READING
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