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Determining the effects of life stage, shared prey density and host plant on intraguild predation of a native lacewing (Chrysoperla carnea) by an invasive coccinellid (Harmonia axyridis)

Wells, P.M.; Baverstock, J.; Clark, S.J.; Jiggins, F.M.; Roy, H.E.; Pell, J.K.. 2017 Determining the effects of life stage, shared prey density and host plant on intraguild predation of a native lacewing (Chrysoperla carnea) by an invasive coccinellid (Harmonia axyridis). BioControl, 62 (3). 373-384. 10.1007/s10526-016-9775-7

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Abstract/Summary

Negative impacts of non-native Harmonia axyridis (Pallas) on members of the native aphid enemy guild have been widely hypothesised but mainly only assessed with other coccinellid species, and mostly in small experimental arenas. Here we investigated the interactions between H. axyridis and Chrysoperla carnea Stephens larvae. In small-scale (Petri dish) arenas 2nd-instar C. carnea were at risk of predation from larval (2nd and 4th-instar) and adult (male and female) H. axyridis while 3rd-instar C. carnea were only at minimal risk from 4th-instar and adult female H. axyridis. Plant species, aphid species and aphid density did not affect intraguild predation of 2nd-instar C. carnea by 4th-instar and adult H. axyridis in mesocosm experiments. Chrysoperla carnea consumed similar numbers of Megoura viciae Buckton, Aphis fabae Scop. and Acyrthosiphon pisum Harris aphids while H. axyridis consumed fewer M. viciae than the other two species. The greatest suppression of A. pisum was achieved in treatments with both C. carnea and H. axyridis. Life stage and the sex of H. axyridis as well as the life stage of C. carnea are important variables affecting intraguild predation and these attributes should be considered when assessing the potential threat of other potentially invasive alien predators.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1007/s10526-016-9775-7
CEH Sections: Pywell
ISSN: 1386-6141
Additional Keywords: Coleoptera,Coccinellidae, Neuroptera, Chrysopidae, intraguild predation
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Zoology
Date made live: 07 Feb 2017 15:58 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/516131

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