01 October 2008 → 30 September 2012
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
- Plant biology
Agricultural and food sciences
- Agricultural plant production
- Horticultural production
IGP intraguild predation harmonia axyridis Episyrphus balteatus
The multicoloured Asian ladybeetle (Harmonia axyridis) has established itself in our regions after releases as biological control agent. It's a possible threat to native fauna. Interactions between H. axyridis and hoverflies, with Episyrphus balteatus as a model species, will be investigated, both in laboratorium as in field conditions. To assess the potential to establish, the cold tolerance will be determined.