Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

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Advances in research on invasive pest insects in China.

Abstract

China is one of many countries seriously affected by invasive alien species that threaten food safety and ecological and economic, security. Recent research has revealed that 70% of invasive species recorded in China during the first 20 years of this century are pest insects that threaten China's economy and development. There has been a huge increase in the number of invasive insect pests recorded in China in recent years and the distribution of these pests has changed markedly due to accelerating global changes. This paper reviews the distribution and spread of invasive insects in China and discusses progress in basic and applied research on these species since 1949. We also analyze future challenges in managing invasive species and give valuable management advice.