Native ladybird decline caused by the invasive harlequin ladybird Harmonia axyridis: evidence from a long‐term field study

@inproceedings{Brown2018NativeLD,
  title={Native ladybird decline caused by the invasive harlequin ladybird Harmonia axyridis: evidence from a long‐term field study},
  author={Peter M. J. Brown and Helen E Roy},
  year={2018}
}
1. Harmonia axyridis (Pallas) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) is regarded as an invasive non-native species in Europe, where it has been spreading rapidly since the early years of the 21st century. 2. This study examines changes in ladybird communities at four sites (two lime tree sites, one pine tree site and one nettle site) in East Anglia, England, over an 11-year period (2006–2016) following invasion by H. axyridis. 3. Overall, H. axyridis represented 41.5% of all ladybirds sampled [varying… CONTINUE READING

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