Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Introduced parasites and predators of arthropod pests and weeds: a world review.

Abstract

This publication gives a world review of approximately 80 years of literature dealing with the movement of natural enemies of arthropod pests and weeds from one area to another. It was compiled by members of the Division of Biological Control, University of California, Riverside. The subject matter is arranged in two sections: (1) Parasites and predators introduced against arthropod pests and (2) Biological control of weeds. The arthropod pests are listed under 12 orders and 74 families. The plants are distributed through 16 families. Each pest species description contains a short synopsis of the distribution and life history; a history of the importations and colonizations of the natural enemies against that pest; a brief history of the results of these importations and colonizations, arranged by country; and the biology of the more important natural enemies. The entire text is documented with over 2,600 references.