Topical Collection "The Borderless "Bug" Characterization of Invasive Insect Species: The First Step for Their Control"
Interests: biological control; endosymbionts; integrative taxonomy; invasive species
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The number of invasive insect species is continuously rising at the global level. As this process is a continuous one, the acquisition of information about invasive species also requires an incessant effort. Even if the majority of these species in their native area are well known and characterized, both genetically and biologically, when they establish in a new environment, they can undergo molecular, biological and ecological changes and adaptations that are still poorly characterized and whose mechanisms are largely unknown.
In addition to well-studied invasive species, often found in quarantine lists, many others are still poorly or even completely uncharacterized. These species, arriving in a new territory without a long period of coevolution with the complex of natural antagonists and with their hosts, succeed in imposing themselves and becoming harmful.
The in-depth knowledge of morphological, biological, ecological, and genetic characteristics of invasive insects in both native and introduced areas is a critical first step toward their management.
This Special Issue will focus on contributions that can provide an integrative characterization of invasive insects and their new antagonists, representing the foundation in the development or the improvement of control strategies.
Dr. Umberto Bernardo
Dr. Marco Gebiola
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- morpho-bio-molecular characterization
- Integrative taxonomy