Skip to main content
×
×
Home

Modelling the potential impact of climate change on future spatial and temporal patterns of biological control agents: Peristenus digoneutis (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) as a case study

  • O. Olfert (a1), T. Haye (a2), R. Weiss (a1), D. Kriticos (a3) and U. Kuhlmann (a2)...
Abstract

Mechanistic species niche models were used to map the seasonal spatio-temporal dynamics of biological control pressure. Future climate scenarios were applied to these models to identify potential future trends in the patterns of biological control pressure through space and time during an annual seasonal cycle. Peristenus digoneutis Loan (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) is a parasitoid of Lygus Hahn (Hemiptera: Miridae) species, important pests of glasshouse and field crops throughout Europe and North America. Consistent with theoretical expectations, the modelled potential range of P. digoneutis expanded polewards and contracted from its southern temperature range limits. However, its distribution did not change consistently across continents or countries. Locations near the outer limits of the current modelled distribution were more sensitive to changes in future climates than locations near the central core. Weekly climate suitability and stress maps were developed to provide insight into seasonal adjustments that accompany changes in the potential range of pest species and their natural enemies. Climate change may increase the number of Lygus generations in western Canada allowing P. digoneutis to establish in areas, where biological control attempts had failed in the past.

Copyright
Corresponding author
1 Corresponding author (e-mail: owen.olfert@agr.gc.ca).
Footnotes
Hide All

Subject editor: Matthew O’Neal

Footnotes
References
Hide All
Andrewartha, H.G. and Birch, L.E. 1954. The distribution and abundance of animals. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America.
Beckie, H., Weiss, R.M., Leeson, L., and Olfert, O. 2012. Range expansion of kochia (Kochia scoparia) in North America under a changing climate. In Climate change and the Canadian agricultural environment. Edited by A.J.A. Ivany and R.E. Blackshaw. Topics in Canadian weed science, Volume 8, Canadian Weed Science Society, Pinanwa, Manitoba, Canada. Pp. 3346.
Bilewicz-Pawinska, T. 1982. Plant bugs (Heteroptera: Miridae) and their parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) on cereal crops. Polish Ecological Studies, 8: 113191.
Broadbent, A.B., Gariepy, T.D., Haye, T., and Kuhlmann, U. 2013. Lygus lineolaris (Palisot), tarnished plant bug (Hemiptera: Miridae). In Biological control programmes in Canada, 1981–2000. Edited by P.G. Mason and J.T. Huber. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, United Kingdom. Pp. 221227.
Broadbent, A.B., Lachance, S., Sears, M.K., and Goulet, H. 2006. Native braconid parasitism of the tarnished plant bug (Hemiptera: Miridae) in southern Ontario. Biocontrol Science and Technology, 16: 687698.
Broadbent, A.B., Mason, P.G., Lachance, S., Whistlecraft, J.W., Soroka, J.J., and Kuhlmann, U. 2002. Lygus spp., plant bugs (Hemiptera: Miridae). In Biological control programmes in Canada, 1981–2000. Edited by P.G. Mason and J.T. Huber. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, United Kingdom. Pp. 152159.
Cárcamo, H., Otani, J., Herle, C., Dolinski, M., Dosdall, L., Mason, P., et al. 2002. Variation of Lygus species assemblages in canola agroecosystems in relation to ecoregion and crop stage. The Canadian Entomologist, 134: 97111.
Clancy, D.W. and Pierce, H.D. 1966. Some natural enemies of some Lygus bugs. Journal of Economic Entomology, 59: 853858.
CliMond. 2012. Global climatologies for bioclimatic modelling [online]. Available from https://www.climond.org [accessed 7 October 2013].
Craig, C.H. and Loan, C.C. 1987. Biological control efforts on Miridae in Canada. In Economic importance and biological control of Lygus and Adelphocoris in North America. Edited by R. Hedlund and H. Graham. United States Department of Agriculture, Research Service, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America. Pp. 4853.
Day, W.H. 1987. Biological control efforts against Lygus and Adelphocoris spp. infesting alfalfa in the United States, with notes on other associated mirid species. In Economic importance and biological control of Lygus and Adelphocoris in North America. Edited by R. Hedlund and H. Graham. United States Department of Agriculture, Research Service, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America. Pp. 2039.
Day, W.H. 1996. Evaluation of biological control of the tarnished plant bug (Hemiptera: Miridae) in alfalfa by the introduced parasite Peristenus digoneutis (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). Environmental Entomology, 25: 512518.
Day, W.H., Hedlund, R.C., Saunders, L.B., and Coutinot, D. 1990. Establishment of Peristenus digoneutis (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), a parasite of the tarnished plant bug (Hemiptera: Miridae), in the United States. Environmental Entomology, 19: 15281533.
Day, W.H. and Hoelmer, K.A. 2008. Distribution and status of Peristenus digoneutis, an introduced parasitoid of Lygus lineolaris in the northeast U.S.: an update. Journal of Insect Science, 8: 49.
Day, W.H., Romig, R.F., Faubert, H.H., and Tatman, K.M. 2008. The continuing dispersion of Peristenus digoneutis Loan (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), an introduced parasite of the tarnished plant bug, Lygus lineolaris (Palisot) (Hemiptera: Miridae) in northeastern U.S.A. and southeastern Canada. Entomological News, 119: 7780.
Day, W.H., Tilmon, K.J., Romig, R.F., Eaton, A.T., and Murray, K.D. 2000. Recent range expansions of Peristenus digoneutis (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), a parasite of the tarnished plant bug (Hemiptera: Miridae), and high temperatures limiting its geographic distribution in North America. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 108: 326331.
de Villiers, M., Hattingh, V., and Kriticos, D.J. 2012. Combining field phenological observations with distribution data to model the potential range distribution of the fruit fly Ceratitis rosa Karsch (Diptera: Tephritidae). Bulletin of Entomological Research, 103: 6073.
Gillespie, D.R., Olfert, O., and Cock, M.J.W. 2013. Climate change and biological control in Canada. In Biological control programmes in Canada, 1981–2000. Edited by P.G. Mason and J.T. Huber. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, United Kingdom. Pp. 1221.
Gitay, H., Suarez, A., and Watson, R.T. 2002. Climate change and biodiversity: IPCC Technical Paper V. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Geneva, Switzerland.
Goulet, H. and Mason, P.G. 2006. Review of the Nearctic species of Leiophron and Peristenus (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Euphorinae) parasitizing Lygus (Hemiptera: Miridae: Mirini). Zootaxa, 1323: 1118.
Gutierrez, A., Ponti, L., d’Oultremont, T., and Ellis, C. 2008. Climate change effects on poikilotherm tritrophic interactions. Climatic Change, 87: 167192.
Hance, T., van Baaren, J., Vernon, P., and Boivin, G. 2007. Impact of temperature extremes on parasitoids in a climate change perspective. Annual Review of Entomology, 52: 107126.
Haye, T., Olfert, O., Weiss, R.M., Gariepy, T.D., Broadbent, B., and Kuhlmann, U. 2013. Bioclimatic analyses of distributions of a parasitoid Peristenus digoneutis and its host species Lygus spp. in Europe and North America. Agricultural and Forest Entomology, 15: 4355.
Hoelmer, K.A. and Kirk, A.A. 2005. Selecting arthropod biological control agents against arthropod pests: can the science be improved to decrease the risk of releasing ineffective agents? Biological Control, 34: 255264.
Julien, M.H., Skarratt, B., and Maywald, G.F. 1995. Potential geographical distribution of alligator weed and its biological control by Agasicles hygrophila . Journal of Aquatic Plant Management, 33: 5560.
Kriticos, D.J., Maywald, G.F., Yonow, T., Zurcher, E.J., Herrmann, N.I., and Sutherst, R.W. 2015. CLIMEX version 4: exploring the effects of climate on plants, animals and diseases. Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Canberra, Australia.
Kriticos, D.J., Watt, M.S., Withers, T.M., Leriche, A., and Watson, M. 2009. A process-based population dynamics model to explore target and non-target impacts of a biological control agent. Ecological Modelling, 220: 20352050.
Kriticos, D.J., Webber, B.L., Leriche, A., Ota, N., Macadam, I., Bathols, J., et al. 2012. CliMond: global high-resolution historical and future scenario climate surfaces for bioclimatic modelling. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 3: 4364.
Layton, M.B. 2000. Biology and damage of the tarnished plant bug, Lygus lineolaris, in cotton. Southwestern Entomologist, 23: 720.
Loan, C.C. and Bilewicz-Pawinska, T. 1973. Systematics and biology of four Polish species of Peristenus Foerster (Hymenoptera: Braconidae, Euphorinae). Environmental Entomology, 2: 271278.
McNeill, M.R., Vink, C.J., Kean, J.M., Hardwick, S., and Phillips, C.B. 2009. The distribution of Microctonus hyperodae and M. aethiopoides (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) in New Zealand. In Proceedings of the 3rd international symposium on biological control of arthropods, Christchurch, New Zealand, 8–13 February, 2009. Edited by P.G. Mason, D.R. Gillespie, and C. Vincent. United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team, Morgantown, West Virgina, United States of America. Pp. 66.
Mearns, L.O. 2003. ‘GCM scenarios for the RMGB region’ and ‘global and regional climate models and possible scenarios’, chapter 3, climate change scenarios. In Rocky Mountain / Great Basin regional climate change assessment. Edited by F.H. Wagner. Report for the United States global change research program, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, United States of America. Pp. 4445; 72–73.
Messenger, P.S. and van den Bosch, R. 1971. The adaptability of introduced biological control agents. In Theory and practice of biological control. Edited by C.B. Huffaker and P.S. Messenger. Academic Press, New York, New York, United States of America. Pp. 6892.
Mika, A.M., Weiss, R.M., Olfert, O., Hallett, R.H., and Newman, J.A. 2008. Will climate change be beneficial or detrimental to the invasive swede midge in North America? Contrasting predictions using climate projections from different general circulation models. Global Change Biology, 14: 17211733.
Nakicenovic, N. and Swart, R. 2000. Special report on emissions scenarios. A special report of the working group III of the intergovernmental panel on climate change. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
New, M., Hulme, M., and Jones, P. 1999. Representing twentieth century space-time climate variability. Part I: development of a 1961–90 mean monthly terrestrial climatology. Journal of Climate, 12: 829856.
Olfert, O. and Weiss, R.M. 2006a. Impact of climate change on potential distributions and relative abundances of Oulema melanopus, Meligethes viridescens and Ceutorhynchus obstrictus in Canada. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 113: 295301.
Olfert, O. and Weiss, R.M. 2006b. Bio-climatic model of Melanoplus sanguinipes (Fabricius) (Orthoptera: Acrididae) populations in Canada and the potential impacts of climate change. Journal of Orthoptera Research, 15: 6577.
Olfert, O., Weiss, R.M., and Kriticos, D. 2011. Application of general circulation models to assess the potential impact of climate change on potential distribution and relative abundance of Melanoplus sanguinipes (Fabricius) (Orthoptera: Acrididae) in North America. Psyche, 2011: Article ID 980372, 1–9. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/980372 [accessed 4 January 2016].
Olfert, O., Weiss, R.M., Turkington, K., Beckie, H., and Kriticos, D. 2012. Bioclimatic approach to assessing the potential impact of climate change on representative crop pests in North America. In Climate change and the Canadian agricultural environment. Edited by A.J.A. Ivany and R.E. Blackshaw. Topics in Canadian weed science, volume 8. Canadian Weed Science Society, Pinanwa, Manitoba, Canada. Pp. 4769.
Otani, J. and Cárcamo, H. 2011. Biology and management of Lygus in canola. Prairie Soils and Crops, 4: 4253. Available from http://www.prairiesoilsandcrops.ca/articles/volume-4-6-screen.pdf [accessed 3 January 2016].
Porter, J.H., Parry, M.L., and Carter, T.R. 1991. The potential effects of climatic change on agricultural insect pests. Agriculture and Forest Meteorology, 57: 221240.
Salt, R.W. 1945. Number of generations of Lygus hesperus Knt., and L. elisus van D. in Alberta. Scientific Agriculture, 25: 573576.
Shelford, V.E. 1963. The ecology of North America. University of Illinois Press, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America.
Soroka, J.J. 1997. Plant bugs in lucerne. In Proceedings of the Lygus working group meeting, 11–12 April 1996, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Edited by J.J. Soroka. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Research Branch, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Pp. 4–6.
Sutherst, R.W., Maywald, G.F., and Kriticos, D.J. 2007. CLIMEX version 3: user’s guide. Hearne Scientific Software Pty, Melbourne, Australia.
Thomson, L.J., Macfadyen, S., and Hoffmann, A.A. 2010. Predicting the effects of climate change on natural enemies of agricultural pests. Biological Control, 52: 296306.
van der Ploeg, R.R., Böhm, W., and Kirkham, M.B. 1999. On the origin of the theory of mineral nutrition of plants and the law of the minimum. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 63: 10551062.
van Steenwyk, R.A. and Stern, V.M. 1976. The biology of Peristenus stygicus (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), a newly imported parasite of Lygus bugs. Environmental Entomology, 5: 931934.
van Steenwyk, R.A. and Stern, V.M. 1977. Propagation, release, and evaluation of Peristenus stygicus, a newly imported parasite of Lygus bugs. Journal of Economic Entomology, 70: 6669.
Villacide, J.M. and Corley, J.C. 2003. The potential distribution of the parasitoid Ibalia leucospoides (Hymenoptera: Ibaliidae) in Argentina. Quebracho, 10: 713.
Webber, B.L., Yates, C.J., Le Maitre, D.C., Scott, J.K, Kriticos, D.J., Ota, N., et al. 2011. Modelling horses for novel climate courses: insights from projecting potential distributions of native and alien Australian acacias with correlative and mechanistic models. Diversity and Distributions, 17: 9781000.
Yonow, T., Zalucki, M.P., Sutherst, R.W., Dominiak, B.C., Maywald, G.F., Maelzer, D.A., et al. 2004. Modelling the population dynamics of the Queensland fruit fly, Bactrocera (Dacus) tryoni: a cohort-based approach incorporating the effects of weather. Ecological Modelling, 173: 930.
Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

The Canadian Entomologist
  • ISSN: 0008-347X
  • EISSN: 1918-3240
  • URL: /core/journals/canadian-entomologist
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *
×

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed