introduced species

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introduced species

one that does not naturally occur in the area and has been brought in accidentally or intentionally by man, for example, rabbits in Australia (introduced originally to the British Isles from Spain).
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Unusual moths from Europe including the scarce silver-striped hawk-moth and Radford's flame shoulder have been seen in recent days, along with immigrant species such as the convolvulus hawkmoth and the humming-bird hawkmoth.
Japanese beetle, Popillia japonica Newman (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae): rate of movement and potential distribution of an immigrant species. The Coleopterists Bulletin 50: 81-95.
THE number of people noticing less wildlife in their gardens has increased, but immigrant species and foxes appear to be thriving, a survey suggests.
Currie and graduate student Patrick Schaefer returned to Victoria Island in July, 2012, to investigate how extensively the immigrant species have colonized that island.
About 2,500 immigrant species have established themselves in Australia and this has played 'havoc with its native wildlife'.
It is an immigrant species which sometimes occurs in large numbers.
Typically, some 90 percent of immigrant species do no obvious harm to their new homes, says Grosholz.
Because of the merits of warning fellow primates of would-be predators, the immigrant species was welcomed to the existing community.
Occasional or infrequent immigrant species were excluded, but species were included when it seemed likely that a lack of records derived from incompleteness of information rather than actual absence.
The glaciers of the last Ice Age drove our native worm species south, if they survived at all; the immigrant species arrived later on in the root balls of exotic plants and trees imported from abroad.