Effects of cover crops on beetle assemblages in tea plantations

Beetles are visible members of food webs in tea plantations, with high species richness and abundance. Many tea pests, as well as natural enemies, are members of this order, so a knowledge of how groundcovers affect beetles can aid pest management. We collected beetles in a replicated field experiment in the Wuyi Mountains, Fujian Province, China.

Read more in Chen et al. 2021: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cropro.2021.105783

New Species!

We are happy to let you know two new species of Darwin wasps discovered in natural habitats with Wild Tea in understory. Drepanoctonus rimdahli from Northern Thailand named after Kenneth Riemdahl, and D. chamagudao after the Great Tea Road of Yunnan Province of China.

Read more in Liu et al. 2021: https://jhr.pensoft.net/article/66400/

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