Plant pest (Entomology) publications

Table of recent publications from the RHS entomology team. In addition to the peer-reviewed and edited articles listed below, the entomology team also makes regular contributions to the advice pages in The Garden magazine

Date Title Author Publication Link
2017 Changes in status and distribution of hydrangea scale, Pulvinaria hydrangeae (Hemiptera: Coccidae) in Britain. Salisbury A and Malumphy C British Journal of Entomology and Natural History 30:145 Read full publication
2017 Garden solutions: Slugs and snails. Jones H The Garden, March 2017:51–54 Read full article
2017 Enhancing gardens as habitats for plant-associated invertebrates: should we plant native or exotic species? Salisbury A, Al-Beidh S, Armitage J, Bird S, Bostock H, Platoni A, Tatchell M, Thompson K and Perry J Biodiversity and Conservation 26:2657–2673 Read abstract
2016 First incursion in Europe of Bamboo White Scale Kewanaspis howardi (Hemiptera: Diaspidae) with a review of Kuwanaspis species detected in Britain. Malumphy C and Salisbury A British Journal of Entomology and Natural History 29:97–103 Read full publication
2016 The mallow flea beetle, Podagrica fuscicornis (Linnaeus) (Chrysomelidae) – feeding on Honeria and Sidalcea (Malvaceae), new host records. Salisbury A and Jones P The Coleopterist 25:10
 
2016 Enigmadiplosis agapanthi, a new genus and species of gall midge (Diptera, Cecidomyiidae) damaging Agapanthus flowers in England.
 
Harris K M, Salisbury A and Jones H Cecidology 31:17–20 Read abstract
2015 Agapanthus Gall Midge Jones H Nerine and Amaryllid Society Journal Part 3:4–5
2015 Recent records of Capricorn beetles in England and Wales (Cerambycidae: Cerambyx spp.). Salisbury A, Malumphy C and Barclay M The Coleopterist 24:40–44 Read full publication
2015 Enhancing gardens as habitats for flower-visiting aerial insects (pollinators): should we plant native or exotic species? Salisbury A, Armitage J, Bostock H, Perry J, Tatchell M and Thompson K Journal of Applied Ecology 52:1156–1164 Read full publication
 
2014 The establishment of Fuchsia gall mite, Aculops fuchsiae Keifer, (Eriophyidae) in England, a serious pest of Fuchsia. Salisbury A, Ostoja-Starzewski J and Halstead A J British Journal of Entomology and Natural History 27:145–150 Read full publication
2014 Horizon scanning for invasive alien species with the potential to threaten biodiversity in Great Britain. Roy H E, Peyton J, Aldridge D C, Bantock T, Blackburn T M, Britton R, Clark P, Cook E, Dehnen-schmutz K, Dines T, Dobson M, Edwards F, Harrower C, Harvey M C, Minchin D, Noble D G, Parrott D, Pocock M J O, Preston C D, Roy S, Salisbury A, Schönrogge C, Sewell J, Shaw R H, Stebbing P, Stewart A J A and Walker K J Global Change Biology, 20:3859–3871 Read full publication
2014 Population Dynamics of Social wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) in the Royal Horticultural Society’s Garden at Wisley, Surrey. Archer M and Halstead A Entomologist’s Monthly Magazine 150:19–26
2014 Problem solver: Slugs and snails. Salisbury A The Garden, March 2014:66–67
2014 RHS science update: Stemming the tide. Ardle J and Salisbury A The Garden, March 2014:54–58
2014 First incursion of manuka felt scale Acanthococcus mariannae in Britain. Malumphy C and Salisbury A British Journal of Entomology and Natural History 27:21–24 Read full publication
2013 The green dock beetle, Gastrophysa viridula (De Geer, 1775) (Chrysomelidae); a pest on Begonia (Begoniaceae), a new host record. Salisbury A and Platoni A The Coleopterist 22:124–125 Read abstract
2013 Euonymus scale Unaspis euonymi (Hemiptera: Diaspididae); an introduced pest of spindle (Euonymus) in Britain. Salisbury A, Malumphy C and Halstead A J British Journal of Entomology and Natural History 26:211–217 Read full publication
2013 Two mealybug species on Alchemilla mollis, including the second British record of marsh mealybug Atrococcus paludinus (Green) (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae). Malumphy C and Halstead A British Journal of Entomology and Natural History 26:240 Read full publication
2012 Hemerocallis gall midge study. Reports on the AHS-funded study of some insecticides against hemerocallis gall midge. Halstead A The Daylily Journal Winter 2012:18–20 Read full publication
2012 Blue mint beetle, Chrysolina coerulans (Scriba) (Chrysomelidae) breeding in Cambridgeshire. Salisbury A and Halstead A J The Coleopterist 21:145–146
2012 First incursions in Europe of four Australasian species of armoured scale insect (Hemiptera: Diaspididae). Malumphy C and Halstead A J British Journal of Entomology and Natural History 25:193–197
2012 First incursion of Chinese mussel scale Lepidosaphes chinensis (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) in Europe, with a review of Lepidosaphes species found in Britain. Malumphy C, Halstead A J and Salisbury A British Journal of Entomology and Natural History 25:65–73 Read full publication
2012 Garden Entomology. The Work of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Entomologists. Salisbury A and Halstead A Antenna 36:102–112
2012 First record of blue mint beetle Chrysolina coerulans (Scriba) (Chrysomelidae) breeding in Britain. Salisbury A, Malumphy C and Halstead A J The Coleopterist 21:35–37 Read full publication
2012 Living Gardens: Part 3. Learning from nature. Salisbury A The Garden, June 2012:69–72
2012 Odour-mediated orientation behaviour of the lily beetle (Lilioceris lilii). Salisbury A, Cook S M, Powell W and Hardie J Physiological Entomology 37:97–102 Read abstract
2012 The domestic garden - Its contribution to urban green infrastructure. Cameron R W F, Blanusa T, Taylor J E, Salisbury A, Halstead A J, Henricot B and Thompson K Urban Forestry & Urban Greening Read abstract
2012 The first occurrence of larvae of the box tree moth, Cydalima perspectalis (Walker, 1859) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) in private gardens in the UK. Salisbury A, Korycinska A and Halstead A J British Journal of Entomology and Natural History 25:1–5 Read full publication
2011 Galeruca tanaceti (Linnaeus: Chrysomelidae) a pest on potato foliage (Solanum tuberosum). Salisbury A and Halstead A J The Coleopterist 20:117–118 Read full publication
2011 First incursions of Aloea australis (Hemiptera:Miridae) and Pulvinaria delottoi (Hemiptera: Coccidae) in Europe, and three other hemipteran insects imported from South Africa. Salisbury A, Malumphy C and Halstead A J British Journal of Entomology and Natural History 24:217–220 Read full publication
2011 Changes in distribution and pest status of yew scale, Parthenolecanium pomeranicum (Hemiptera: Coccidae) in Britain between 1944–2010. Malumphy C, Halstead A J and Salisbury A British Journal of Entomology and Natural History 24:133–138 Read full publication
2011 Pittosporum psyllid, Trioza vitreoradiata (Hemiptera: Triozidae) expanding distribution and host range in the UK. Salisbury A, Malumphy C and Halstead A J British Journal of Entomology and Natural History 24:69–73 Read full publication
2011 The hyperparasitoid Mesochorus lilioceriphilus (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae), an addition to the parasitoid complex of the lily beetle, Lilioceris lilii (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in Britain. Salisbury A and Broad G British Journal of Entomology and Natural History 24:95–99 Read full publication
2011 The aquilegia flower gall midge, Macrolabis aquilegiae (Kieffer) (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) confirmed as being present in Britain. Halstead A and Harris K Cecidology 26:3–3
2011 Some recent established pests of ornamental plants. Halstead A The Plantsman 10:36–43
2011 First incursion of Contigaspis zillae (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) in Britain. Malumphy C, Halstead A J and Salisbury A British Journal of Entomology and Natural History 23:219–223 Read full publication
2011 RHS Simple Steps to Success – Pests and Diseases. Halstead A and Henricot B Dorling Kindersley
2011 First incursion of white Euphorbia scale, Selenaspidus albus (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) in Britain, with a review of Selenaspidus species found in Britain. Malumphy C and Halstead A J British Journal of Entomology and Natural History 23:45–50
2010 Wisteria scale, Eulecanium excrescens (Hemoptera: Coccidae) spreading in south east England. Salisbury A, Malumphy C and Halstead AJ British Journal of Entomology and Natural History 23:225–228 Read full publication
2010 Susceptibility of six Lilium to damage by the lily beetle, Lilioceris lilii (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Salisbury A Clark S J, Powell W and Hardie J Annals of Applied Biology 156:103–110 Read abstract
2009 An occurrence of Plagionotus arcuatus (Linnaeus) (Cerambycidae) in Surrey. Salisbury A The Coleopterist 18:129
2009 The current status of southern green shield bug, Nezara viridula (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae), an introduced pest species recently established in south east England. Salisbury A, Barclay, M V L, Reid S, and Halstead A British Journal of Entomology and Natural History 22:189–194 Read full publication
2009 Biological controls. Salisbury A The Garden, April 2009:256–259
2009 Geranium sawfly. Halstead A J Newsletter of the Hardy Plant Society: Hardy Geranium Group, Spring 2009:14 and 16
2009 Host plants of a leaf-mining sawfly, Parna apicalis (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae) in Britain. Halstead A J British Journal of Entomology and Natural History 17:115–117
2009 The RHS Pests and Diseases: 3rd revised edition. Greenwood P and Halstead A Dorling Kindersley, London
2008 Impact, host range and chemical ecology of lily beetle, Lilioceris lilii. Salisbury A PhD thesis, Imperial College, London
2008 Cheilosia caerulescens (Meigen, 1822) (Diptera: Syrphidae) new to Britain. Collins G A & Halstead A J Dipterists Digest 15:23–26
2008 Lily beetle and prospects for control. Salisbury A The Plantsman, December 2008:230–234
2007 Beech red spider mite, Eotetranychus fagi (Zacher) (Acari: Tetranychidae), a pest of Fagus sylvatica new to Britain. Halstead A J and Ostoja-Starzewski J C British Journal of Entomology and Natural History 20:71–74
2007 Tulip tree aphid and fuchsia gall mite. Halstead A The Plantsman, December 2007:210
2007 Risk Assessment: The effect of the Lily Beetle, Lilioceris lilii (Scop.) on horticulture in UK: Results of two surveys of professional horticulturists in the UK. Salisbury A Summary Report, HDC, RHS, Imperial College London and Rothamsted Research Read full publication

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