Cydalima perspectalis adult

Beware, Boxwoods: Another Pest is On the Horizon

Cydalima perspectalis, sometimes known as the box tree moth, is established in Canada and was recently found in the U.S. Feeding by this moth can devastate boxwood plants, which are commonly planted in landscapes across the country. A new review highlights the life cycle and potential impact of this pest and makes recommendations for scouting and management.

Megaplatypus mutatus adults

The Ambrosia Beetle Megaplatypus mutatus: Tiny but Destructive

Most ambrosia beetles are secondary pests on woody plants in both managed and natural landscapes. However, some of the most impactful invasive species in the world are ambrosia beetles. Megaplatypus mutatus, native to South America, has invaded other regions, and a new article in the open-access Journal of Integrated Pest Management  reviews its potential impact and management strategies.