Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Biological control of insect pests by insect parasitoids and predators: the BIOCAT database.

Abstract

The structure of the BIOCAT database, which contains records of the introductions of insect natural enemies for the control of insect pests worldwide, and is now available online, is explained. It is a useful summary of biological control effort and a guide to factors which may influence the success of introduction programmes, but is not detailed enough for making firm predictions.