n African Entomology - Spread and impacts of the Agapanthus borer (Neuranethes spodopterodes (Hampson, 1908), comb. nov.), a translocated native moth species (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) : short communication
|Article Title||Spread and impacts of the Agapanthus borer (Neuranethes spodopterodes (Hampson, 1908), comb. nov.), a translocated native moth species (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) : short communication|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Affiliations||1 University of Cape Town and 2 Ditsong National Museum of Natural History|
|Publication Date||Mar 2013|
|Pages||172 - 176|
Alien species are known to impact biodiversity and ecosystem function in their introduced range, and may be the major threat to endangered species through competitive or predatory interactions. In agroecosystems the economic costs of such impacts are considerable (Pimental et al. 2005), and are typically associated with phytophagous crop pests. While the impacts of translocated native species may also be significant, attention has generally been focused on translocations of vertebrates, where these anthropogenically-facilitated movements are more readily detected and documented (Van Rensburg et al. 2011).
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