Journal article

Climate, human influence, and the distribution limits of the invasive European earwig, Forficula auricularia, in Australia

Matthew Hill, Matthew Binns, Paul Umina, Ary Hoffmann, Sarina Macfadyen

Published : 2018


BACKGROUND By modelling species-environment relationships of pest species, it is possible to understand potential limits to their distributions when they invade new regions, and their likely continued spread. The European earwig, Forficula auricularia , is a non-native invasive species in Australia that has been in the country for over 170 years. However, in the last few decades it has invaded new areas. Unlike in other countries, F. auricularia is a pest species of grains production in Australia. In this study we detail the Australian distribution of this species, adding new samples focussed around grain growing regions. Using this information we build global species distribution models for..

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