Reference : A four-year inventory of the invasive ladybeetle Harmonia axyridis in agricultural ec...
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Life sciences : Entomology & pest control
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/158027
A four-year inventory of the invasive ladybeetle Harmonia axyridis in agricultural ecosystems
English
Vandereycken, Axel mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Sciences agronomiques > Entomologie fonctionnelle et évolutive >]
Durieux, Delphine mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Chimie et bio-industries > Laboratoire Qualité et sécurité des produits agro-aliment. >]
Joie, Emilie mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Sciences agronomiques > Entomologie fonctionnelle et évolutive >]
Francis, Frédéric mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Sciences agronomiques > Entomologie fonctionnelle et évolutive >]
Haubruge, Eric mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > > Vice-Recteur de Gembloux Agro Bio Tech >]
Verheggen, François mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Sciences agronomiques > Entomologie fonctionnelle et évolutive >]
26-Oct-2013
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International
2nd International Congress on Biological Invasions – Biological invasions, Ecological Safety and Food Security
23-27/10/2013
Qingdao
China
[en] Aphidophagous species ; Crops ; Invasive species ; Exotic species ; Intraguild predation
[en] The Multicoloured Asian Ladybird, Harmonia axyridis Pallas (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) is known to thrive principally in shrubby and arboreal habitats. Its occurrence in agroecosystems remains poorly documented. This study focuses on the occurrence of this exotic species and its seasonal abundance in various field crops. The abundance of adults and larvae of H. axyridis was evaluated over a four-year period, from 2009 to 2012, in four important agronomical crops (wheat, corn, broad bean and potato) in Belgium.
A total of 28 aphid predator species were observed including 14 coccinellid species, 13 hoverfly species and one lacewing species. H. axyridis is present and reproduces in all of the four crops studied, with the largest numbers recorded in corn and broad bean crops. In corn, H. axyridis numbers were found to increase over the four inventoried year, reaching 86% of the aphid predators in 2012, while it represented only 15% in 2009. H. axyridis was not always recorded where aphids were abundant, e.g. aphids were abundant on wheat where no H. axyridis were recorded. H. axyridis starts reproducing after the peak in aphid population, suggesting that H. axyridis is able to complete its development by feeding on alternative prey such as larvae and pupae of the same and other species of ladybird and other aphidophagous species. H. axyridis is often considered to be bivoltine but it only completes one generation per year in field crops. The second generation generally develops late in the season in other habitats.
Harmonia axyridis is an invasive and an intraguild predator present in high quantities in some specific crops. In these crops, H. axyridis could negatively impact on population of native species due to IGP observed in several other studies.
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/158027

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