Ecological Entomology

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Edited By: Jane K. Hill, Francis Gilbert and Rebeca B. Rosengaus

Impact Factor: 1.699

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 19/92 (Entomology)

Online ISSN: 1365-2311

Associated Title(s): Agricultural and Forest Entomology, Insect Conservation and Diversity, Medical and Veterinary Entomology, Insect Conservation and Diversity, Physiological Entomology, Systematic Entomology

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Volume 40 Issue 4

Ten years of invasion: Harmonia axyridis (Pallas) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) in Britain
Helen E. Roy and Peter M. J. Brown

The harlequin ladybird, Harmonia axyridis was first recorded in Britain in 2004. The UK Ladybird Survey, a citizen science initiative involving online recording, was launched in 2005 to encourage people across Britain to track the spread of H. axyridis. Tens of thousands of people have provided records of H. axyridis and other species of ladybirds which provides an important dataset for large-scale and long-term research. This Invited Review makes use of the UK Ladybird Survey dataset to review the last ten years of invasion by the harlequin ladybird. The Review highlights how declines in native ladybirds are associated with the spread of H. axyridis, and that the successful invasion of H. axyridis is due to several factors, including its high reproductive capacity and its high resistance to natural enemies within the invaded range.

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News - Pollination by moths and the effects of light pollution

In this Invited Review we are presented with evidence for how artificial lighting hampers the biology and pollination services of nocturnal moths. These effects may help explain the sharp and alarming decline of moth populations across the world. By recommending the use of ecological network approaches to inform additional empirical work, the authors have brought to the forefront the need to consider this apparently “innocuous” anthropogenic factor as a significant issue to be addressed.

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