What makes an insect invasive? An introduction

Leo W. Beukeboom*

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Abstract

The number of insect species that become invasive is growing rapidly. We do not yet understand well why some species settle in a novel environment and others do not. The studies in this special issue aim to measure life‐history traits and dispersal capacities of a range of invasive pest insects. This knowledge is crucial for predicting future colonization chances of non‐native insects as well as for risk assessment of novel biological control agents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-150
Number of pages2
JournalEntomologia Experimentalis et Applicata
Volume166
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar-2018

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