Chapter 5. Alien Species

  1. T. R. New

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318623.ch5

Beetles in conservation

Beetles in conservation

How to Cite

New, T. R. (2010) Alien Species, in Beetles in conservation, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444318623.ch5

Author Information

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

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 5 FEB 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444332599

Online ISBN: 9781444318623



  • alien species;
  • dung beetles and introduction into Australia;
  • polyphagous Coccinellidae, potential biological control agents of crop pests;
  • International beetle importations - for pet trade;
  • overall adverse impact - balanced against benefits, as human welfare benefits;
  • dung beetles, ladybirds and pine trees - species introduced to new environments;
  • Asian pest cerambycid Anoplophora glabripennis in North America - triggering increased vigilance;
  • spread of Argentine ant Linepithima humile - persistence of threatened Valley elderberry longhorn beetle;
  • alien beetles as vectors;
  • bark beetle–fungus interrelationships - complex, with dissemination of fungi


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Effects and interactions with native beetles and other organisms

  • Alien beetles as vectors