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When ‘aliens’ attack Antarctica: Terrestrial ecosystems are vulnerable to single introduced insect species – BiOME Ecology Magazine
Of the known alien (non-native) species found in Antarctica, a non-biting species of midge currently presents one of the highest risks to terrestrial ecosystems, researchers have found. Eretmoptera murphyi is a flightless midge, which is thought to have been inadvertently transferred from South Georgia (sub-Antarctic), where it is endemic, to Signy Island (maritime Antarctic) during a …