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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.

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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
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/103607
Source: Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology
DOI: 10.1016/j.aspen.2015.12.015

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