Invasions on Large and Small Scales: Management of a Well-established Crop Pest, the Colorado Potato Beetle

@article{Baker2004InvasionsOL,
  title={Invasions on Large and Small Scales: Management of a Well-established Crop Pest, the Colorado Potato Beetle},
  author={Mitchell B. Baker and David Ferro and Adam H Porter},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
  year={2004},
  volume={3},
  pages={295-306}
}
Understanding the movement of invading organisms is critical to predicting invasion dynamics. The Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Say), is an invasive species on multiple spatial and temporal scales, and can serve as a model for studies of invasion dynamics. It is the major insect defoliator of potato in North America, and successful management requires an understanding of CPB invasions of individual fields. Its origin, spread, and biology, especially the cycle of annual… CONTINUE READING