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Parasites of Harmonia axyridis: current research and perspectives

  • Danny Haelewaters
  • Serena Y. Zhao
  • Susana Clusella-Trullas
  • Ted E. Cottrell
  • André De Kesel
  • Lukáš Fiedler
  • Annette Herz
  • Helen Hesketh
  • Cang Hui
  • Regina G. Kleespies
  • John E. Losey
  • Ingrid A. Minnaar
  • Katie M. Murray
  • Oldřich Nedvěd
  • Walter P. Pfliegler
  • C. Lidwien Raak-van den Berg
  • Eric W. Riddick
  • David I. Shapiro-Ilan
  • Rebecca R. Smyth
  • Tove Steenberg
  • Paul S. van Wielink
  • Sandra Viglášová
  • Zihua Zhao
  • Piotr Ceryngier
  • Helen E. Roy
Review

DOI: 10.1007/s10526-016-9766-8

Cite this article as:
Haelewaters, D., Zhao, S.Y., Clusella-Trullas, S. et al. BioControl (2016). doi:10.1007/s10526-016-9766-8

Abstract

Harmonia axyridis (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) has been introduced widely for biological control of agricultural pests. Harmonia axyridis has established in four continents outside of its native range in Asia and it is considered an invasive alien species (IAS). Despite a large body of work on invasion ecology, establishment mechanisms of IAS and their interactions with natural enemies remain open questions. Parasites, defined as multicellular organisms that do not directly kill the host, could potentially play an important role in regulating host populations. This study presents a review of the parasites of H. axyridis, discussing their distributions and effects on host populations across the host’s native and invasive range. These parasites are: Hesperomyces virescens Thaxt. fungi, Coccipolipus hippodamiae (McDaniel and Morrill) mites, and Parasitylenchus bifurcatus Poinar and Steenberg nematodes.

Keywords

Coccipolipus hippodamiaeEnemy release hypothesisHarmonia axyridisHesperomyces virescensParasitesParasitylenchus bifurcatus

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Danny Haelewaters
    • 1
  • Serena Y. Zhao
    • 2
  • Susana Clusella-Trullas
    • 3
  • Ted E. Cottrell
    • 4
  • André De Kesel
    • 5
  • Lukáš Fiedler
    • 6
  • Annette Herz
    • 7
  • Helen Hesketh
    • 8
  • Cang Hui
    • 9
  • Regina G. Kleespies
    • 7
  • John E. Losey
    • 10
  • Ingrid A. Minnaar
    • 3
  • Katie M. Murray
    • 11
  • Oldřich Nedvěd
    • 12
  • Walter P. Pfliegler
    • 13
  • C. Lidwien Raak-van den Berg
    • 14
    • 15
  • Eric W. Riddick
    • 16
  • David I. Shapiro-Ilan
    • 4
  • Rebecca R. Smyth
    • 10
  • Tove Steenberg
    • 17
  • Paul S. van Wielink
    • 18
  • Sandra Viglášová
    • 19
  • Zihua Zhao
    • 20
  • Piotr Ceryngier
    • 21
  • Helen E. Roy
    • 8
  1. 1.Department of Organismic and Evolutionary BiologyHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Department of Integrative BiologyThe University of Texas at AustinAustinUSA
  3. 3.Centre for Invasion Biology, Department of Botany and ZoologyStellenbosch UniversityStellenboschSouth Africa
  4. 4.Southeastern Fruit and Tree Nut Research Laboratory, Agricultural Research ServiceUnited States Department of AgricultureByronUSA
  5. 5.Botanic Garden MeiseMeiseBelgium
  6. 6.Gymnázium Jírovcova and University of South BohemiaCeske BudejoviceCzech Republic
  7. 7.Institute for Biological Control, Federal Research Centre for Cultivated PlantsJulius Kühn-InstituteDarmstadtGermany
  8. 8.Centre for Ecology & HydrologyWallingfordUK
  9. 9.Centre for Invasion Biology, Department of Mathematical SciencesStellenbosch University, and African Institute for Mathematical SciencesStellenboschSouth Africa
  10. 10.Department of EntomologyCornell UniversityIthacaUSA
  11. 11.Biological and Environmental SciencesStirling UniversityStirlingUK
  12. 12.University of South Bohemia and Institute of EntomologyCeske BudejoviceCzech Republic
  13. 13.Department of Biotechnology and MicrobiologyUniversity of Debrecen, and Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA)DebrecenHungary
  14. 14.Laboratory of EntomologyWageningen UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands
  15. 15.Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety AuthorityUtrechtThe Netherlands
  16. 16.Agricultural Research Service, National Biological Control LaboratoryUnited States Department of AgricultureStonevilleUSA
  17. 17.Department of AgroecologyUniversity of AarhusAarhusDenmark
  18. 18.Berkel-EnschotThe Netherlands
  19. 19.Institute of Forest EcologySlovak Academy of SciencesZvolenSlovakia
  20. 20.Department of Entomology, College of Plant ProtectionChina Agricultural UniversityBeijingChina
  21. 21.Faculty of Biology and Environmental SciencesCardinal Stefan Wyszyński UniversityWarsawPoland