Noriyuki, S., Matsumoto, I., Yoshikawa, T., Kaneko, S., & Broadley, H.J. 2023 Bird predation on Roseau cane scale as revealed by a web image search and querying a citizen monitoring database. Ecosphere DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.4501


  • natural enemies
  • Notes: A previous study suggested that, in its native range, the combined mortality from Common Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus and parasitoid wasps may control the abundance of Roseau cane scale. Here the authors used web search and citizen science monitoring data to tabulate bird predation events on Roseau cane scales across sites in Japan and determine which bird species may be the most important predators and when the observed feeding typically occurs.