The harlequin ladybird, Harmonia axyridis: global perspectives on invasion history and ecology

@article{Roy2016TheHL,
  title={The harlequin ladybird, Harmonia axyridis: global perspectives on invasion history and ecology},
  author={Helen E. Roy and Peter M. J. Brown and Tim Adriaens and Nick Berkvens and Isabel Borges and Susana Clusella-Trullas and Richard F. Comont and P. de Clercq and Ren{\'e} Eschen and Arnaud Estoup and Edward Wynne- Evans and Benoit Facon and Mary M. Gardiner and Artur Gil and Audrey A. Grez and Thomas Guillemaud and Danny Haelewaters and Annette Herz and Alois Honěk and Andy G. Howe and Cang Hui and William D. Hutchison and Marc Kenis and Robert L Koch and J{\'a}n Kulfan and Lori J. Lawson Handley and Eric Lombaert and Antoon J. M. Loomans and John E. Losey and A. Lukashuk and Dirk Maes and Alexandra Magro and Katie M. Murray and Gilles San Martin and Zdenka Martinkov{\'a} and Ingrid A. Minnaar and Oldřich Nedvěd and Marina J. Orlova-Bienkowskaja and Naoya Osawa and Wolfgang Rabitsch and Hans Peter Ravn and Gabriele Rondoni and Stephanie L. Rorke and Sergey K. Ryndevich and May-Guri Saethre and John J. Sloggett and Ant{\'o}nio O. Soares and Riaan Stals and Matthew C. Tinsley and Axel Vandereycken and Paul van Wielink and Sandra Vigl{\'a}{\vs}ov{\'a} and Peter Zach and Ilya A. Zakharov and Tania Zaviezo and Zihua Zhao},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
  year={2016},
  volume={18},
  pages={997-1044}
}
The harlequin ladybird, Harmonia axyridis (Pallas) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), is native to Asia but has been intentionally introduced to many countries as a biological control agent of pest insects. In numerous countries, however, it has been introduced unintentionally. The dramatic spread of H. axyridis within many countries has been met with considerable trepidation. It is a generalist top predator, able to thrive in many habitats and across wide climatic conditions. It poses a threat to… Expand

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