Harmonia axyridis (Pallas, 1773) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), newly recorded invasive species from Sakarya, Turkey

Abstract : 

The multicolored Asian lady beetle, Harmonia axyridis (Pallas) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), native to Asia, is one of the most important biological control agent and well known invasive alien ladybird species of the world. The harlequin ladybird was recorded for the first time on Thuja orientalis pyramidalis aurea (Cupressaceae) from Sakarya/Turkey in March, 2017. It has spread very rapidly and it is estimated that the prevalence and increase in Turkey will be continue. General information on this invasive species was given in the present paper


Keyword : 

Harmonia axyridis, invasive species, new record, Thuja, biodiversity


Author(s) : , S. Öztemiz, C. Keskin
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