Skip navigation
Skip navigation

Diversity, endemism and origins of scale insects on a tropical oceanic island: Implications for management of an invasive ant

Neumann, Gabor; O'Dowd, Dennis J.; Gullan, Penny J; Green, Peter T.


Detailed assessment of scale insect (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) faunas on islands may help predict impacts of invasive ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and inform options for their management, including biological control. Mutualism between scale insects and the invasive ant Anoplolepis gracilipes on Christmas Island, Indian Ocean, threatens the conservation of the island's endemic land crab fauna, alters rainforest structure and composition, and disrupts ecosystem processes. Diversity and endemism of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology
DOI: 10.1016/j.aspen.2015.12.015


File Description SizeFormat Image
01_Neumann_Diversity%2C_endemism_and_2016.pdf529.88 kBAdobe PDF    Request a copy

Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  27 November 2018/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator