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Escape from parasitism by the invasive alien ladybird, Harmonia axyridis

Abstract:

Alien species are often reported to perform better than functionally similar species native to the invaded range, resulting in high population densities, and a tendency to become invasive. The enemy release hypothesis (ERH) explains the success of invasive alien species (IAS) as a consequence of reduced mortality from natural enemies (predators, parasites and pathogens) compared with native species. The harlequin ladybird, Harmonia axyridis, a species alien to Britain, provides a model system...

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10.1111/icad.12060

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Comont, RF More by this author
Phillips, W More by this author
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Journal:
INSECT CONSERVATION AND DIVERSITY
Volume:
7
Issue:
4
Pages:
334-342
Publication date:
2014-07-05
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EISSN:
1752-4598
ISSN:
1752-458X
URN:
uuid:3e084adf-2505-4836-9114-13ed9e515bf0
Source identifiers:
443009
Local pid:
pubs:443009

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