Predation by beetles (Carabidae, Staphylinidae) on eggs and juveniles of the Iberian slug Arion lusitanicus in the laboratory.

@article{Hatteland2010PredationBB,
  title={Predation by beetles (Carabidae, Staphylinidae) on eggs and juveniles of the Iberian slug Arion lusitanicus in the laboratory.},
  author={Bj\orn Arild Hatteland and K Grutle and Cindy Mong and John Skartveit and William O. C. Symondson and Torstein Solh\oy},
  journal={Bulletin of entomological research},
  year={2010},
  volume={100 5},
  pages={559-67}
}
Arion lusitanicus has become a major pest species in western Norway in the last few years. This species originates from southern Europe but has been spread by humans over large parts of central and northern Europe during recent decades. Slugs have traditionally been controlled by the use of molluscicides; but, as these may have serious ecological side effects, biological control of slugs is highly desirable. Potential biological control agents include nematodes, gastropods and arthropods. In… CONTINUE READING