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European Gypsy Moth | The Threat |
behavior biology identification insect invasives management spread

Gypsy Moth in North America
biocontrol damage identification insect invasives management spread treatment

Fungal Diseases of the Gypsy Moth in North America
biocontrol insect

The entomophthoralean fungus, Entomophaga maimaiga is a widespread gypsy moth pathogen in Asia and epizootics (massive reproduction of the pathogen causing widespread disease in its host) are frequent in Japan.

Lymantria dispar dispar Risk Maps
fact_sheet insect management

The EGM risk assessment provides an objective, science based approach to quantifying the risk of EGM introduction, establishment, and susceptibility.

APHIS Extends Comment Period on Proposed Rule that Revises Requirements for Importation and Interstate Movement of Plant Pests, Biocontrol Agents, and Soil
complex disease import insect mollusk nematode public_response weed

APHIS proposes to revise the regulations in 7 CFR part 330 that govern the movement into and within the United States of plant pests, biological control agents, and soil, and is soliciting public comments until April 19, 2017.

NAPPO - Cydalima perspectalis, a pest of ornamental Buxus plants
alert insect invasives specialty_crops

Cydalima perspectalis is a moth native to East Asia, but has spread throughout Europe as an invasive pest of Buxus spp., causing major damage in natural and planted stands (Nacambo et al., 2014)....To date, Cydalima perspectalis has not been reported from North America.

NAPPO - Emerald Ash Borer APHIS adds County in Kansas to the regulated area in the United States.
identification impact insect invasives spread survey

To prevent the spread of EAB to other states, a Federal Order outlines specific conditions for the interstate movement of EAB-regulated articles from the quarantined areas in Kansas.

NAPPO - Tuta absoluta (Tomato leaf miner): New host records, controls, and distribution
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A recent publication reports that, during a 2009 to 2011 survey, Tuta absoluta was found infesting Beta vulgaris, Chenopodium bonus-henricus, C. rubrum, and Spinacia oleracea plants in Algeria (Drouai et al., 2016). This is the first report of these plant species as hosts of T. absoluta.

NAPPO - APHIS re-characterizes a regulated Pale Cyst Nematode field in Idaho as infested
alert identification invasives nematode quarantine specialty_crops survey

APHIS took this action based on the confirmations of PCN cysts in soil samples from a potato production field in Bingham County received on December 21, 2016.

NPB - APHIS adds Atchison county in KS to the EAB regulated area
alert identification insect invasives quarantine spread survey

To prevent the spread of EAB to other states, the Federal Order outlines specific conditions for the interstate movement of EAB-regulated articles from the quarantined areas in KS.

ALB eNewsletter
alert insect management survey trapping

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Regulated Area Expands in Kansas to include Atchison County.
alert dontmovefw insect spread survey trapping

Effective immediately, APHIS is adding Atchison County in Kansas to the list of regulated areas for the emerald ash borer.

APHIS Extends Comment Period for Proposed Rule on Importation of Hass Avocados From Colombia

APHIS is extending the comment period for a proposed rule that would allow the importation of Hass avocados from Colombia into the continental United States. We are also notifying the public of the availability of a revised pest risk assessment and risk management document associated with the proposed rule.

Seminar on EAB to be organized on August 27

A seminar will be organized by Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County and the Nebraska Forest Service to give out information to homeowners on protection against EAB.

US Forest Service (USFS)

USFS manages national forests and grasslands, conducts forestry research, and provides technical and financial assistance to state and private forestry agencies.

Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) Plant Pest Program Information

PPQ safeguards agriculture and natural resources from the risks associated with entry, establishment, or spread of plant pests and noxious weeds.

The National Invasive Species Council

The NISC provides interdepartmental coordination of invasive species actions and works with other federal and non-federal groups to address invasive species issues at the national level.

Bugwood Network

Consolidation and dissemination of information and programs focused on invasive species, forest health, natural resources and agricultural management at the state, regional, national and international levels.

Bugwood - Bark and Wood Boring Beetles of the World

Information and images of economically important beetles that feed on trees and shrubs.

Bugwood - Invasive Species

Invasive and exotic species whose introduction does or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health.

Pest Detection

National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN)

National Plant Board

The National Plant Board is a non-profit organization of the plant pest regulatory agencies of each of the states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Member agencies must be members in good standing of the Regional Plant Board in which their state or commonwealth is located.

USDA, National Invasive Species Information Center

Established in 2005 at the National Agricultural Library, the NISIC web site serves as a reference gateway to information, organizations, and services about invasive species.

Save our Citrus

Stop The Beetle

The Nature Conservancy's Don't Move Firewood Campaign

A national awareness-building effort to stop the movement of firewood which is spreading invasive pests and killing trees.