Category Archives: Invasive Species

Living With Formosan Termites

Formosan termites have infested the Gulf Coast of the US since the late 1940s when they hitched a ride on solid wooden packing used to crate returning military equipment. Formosan termites are a threat to wooden structure in New Orleans … Continue reading

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Living With Asian Hornets

The Asian or “Yellow Legged” Hornet, Vespa velutina, is spreading in Europe and in 2016, reached the UK. First found in France in 2004, perhaps imported in a shipment of pottery from Asia, the Asian Hornet has adapted to European … Continue reading

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Living In California

The Monarch Grove Sanctuary in Pacific Grove, California is a gathering site where Monarch Butterflies congregate to spend the winter.  The Monarchs are protected from harassment by humans.  Congregating is a defense against predation by birds who find the monarchs … Continue reading

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Living With Apple Maggot

Apple maggots are pests of apples in the Eastern United States where active control measures are necessary.  Apple maggots overwinter as pupae, lay eggs on apples in summer and pupate in the soil in fall. The apple maggot can develop … Continue reading

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Return of the Gypsy Moth

Like zombies that never die, gypsy moths are back on the Purdue campus. Gypsy moths were first reported in 2013 in an area known as Duhme Woods. In 2014, the State of Indiana conducted a gypsy moth eradication program. Eradication … Continue reading

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Stink Bug Season

Fall in Indiana is when Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs move indoors to overwinter. Our friends at Virginia Tech are touting a simple solution to trap indoor bugs. Fill a pan with a layer of water deep enough for the bugs … Continue reading

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Living With Beetle Hounds

Asian Lady Beetles are predators of aphids. In years when aphid populations are high, the population of Asian Lady Beetles increases. Asian Lady Beetles often overwinter in human structures. In years of high Lady Beetle Populations, the numbers present inside … Continue reading

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