EPPO Global Database

Harmonia axyridis(HARNAX)

Distribution details in South Africa

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2011: Present, no details
First recorded in: 2001
A founder population has become established in the Western Cape province, and the species has also been collected in the Eastern Cape province (Stals & Prinsloo, 2007).
* Brown PMJ, Thomas CE, Lombaert E, Jeffries DL, Estoup A, Lawson Handley LJ (2011) The global spread of Harmonia axyridis (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae): distribution, dispersal and routes of invasion. BioControl 56(4), 623-641.

* Stals R, Prinsloo G (2007) Discovery of an alien invasive, predatory insect in South Africa: the multicoloured Asian ladybird beetle, Harmonia axyridis (Pallas) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). South African Journal of Science 103(3/4), 123-126.