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Preference of a native beetle for “exoticism,” characteristics that contribute to invasive success of Costelytra zealandica (Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae)
Widespread replacement of native ecosystems by productive land sometimes results in the outbreak of a native species. In New Zealand, the introduction of exotic pastoral plants has resulted in diet alteration of the native ...
Invasion success of a scarab beetle within its native range: Host range expansion versus host-shift
(PeerJ Inc., 2014-02-25)
Only recently has it been formally acknowledged that native species can occasion-ally reach the status of 'pest or 'invasive species' within their own native range. The study of such species has potential to help unravel ...