Russian Journal of Biological Invasions

, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 44–45 | Cite as

Distribution and Some Biological Features of Invasive Species Harmonia axyridis in the Crimea

  • I. A. Zakharov
  • D. A. Romanov


We present data on the distribution of an invasive species Asian ladybird Harmonia axyridis in the Crimea, the presence in Crimean populations of different morphological types of H. axyridis, and the population ratio of the two most numerous species of Coccinellidae, namely, Harmonia axyridis and Adalia bipunctata, in connection with their possible competition.


Harmonia axyridis invasive species native species Adalia bipunctata 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Vavilov Institute of General GeneticsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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