Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

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Special Issue: Unravelling the ecology of an invasive ladybird, Harmonia axyridis: from populations to communities.

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This special issue contains 12 papers presenting a global analysis of life history and discussing paternity after multiple mating, current research and perspectives on parasites, intraguild predation and interactions, establishment, spread and community diversity of H. axyridis. The role of H. axyridis as natural biological control agent against insect pests and its positive effects on agriculture are described. A case study is also presented, assessing the ecological risk posed by the recently established invasive alien predator, H. axyridis.