2. Alien Hymenoptera in Classical Biological Control

  1. T. R. New

Published Online: 2 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118381250.ch2

Hymenoptera and Conservation

Hymenoptera and Conservation

How to Cite

New, T. R. (2012) Alien Hymenoptera in Classical Biological Control, in Hymenoptera and Conservation, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118381250.ch2

Author Information

  1. Department of Zoology, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 3 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470671801

Online ISBN: 9781118381250



  • alien hymenoptera in classical biological control, and ‘parasitoid drift’;
  • alien species in new environments among natives, causing their decline;
  • vulnerability of local endemic insects, and receptor communities;
  • Chalcidoids, and their use in classical biological control;
  • parasitoid host range, for biological control, conservation;
  • braconids, alyssiine parasitoids, aphidiine parasitoids of aphids;
  • polyphagous chalcidoids, a ‘niche splitting’ of phytophagous hosts;
  • ‘new’ host species by introduction/invasion, benefitting restricted parasitoids;
  • climate matching and the new species, in classical biological control;
  • plant environment as mediator of host–parasitoid, cues to parasitoids of hosts


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introducing a dilemma

  • Conservation concerns