One of the best tools to detect emerald ash borer is a wasp that specializes in catching beetles. A new study compares the wasps’ mix of prey with the mix of trees in nearby forests to estimate the wasp’s foraging range—and thus determine where emerald ash borer may be present when the wasps are found with it.
With ash trees decimated by the emerald ash borer, where do other insects that depend on ash go? A new study shows landscape managers that choosing the right replacements for ash is critical for such ash-reliant native insects.
Entomologists and plant-protection experts around the world share knowledge through a variety of online early warning systems. Learn about these important information exchanges in a new guide in the open-access Journal of Integrated Pest Management.
Emerald Ash Borer University has delivered critical knowledge about EAB and other invasive forest pests via webinar for more than a decade, and lessons learned from that experience can help improve other entomological extension and outreach efforts, as more of them adopt online formats in a post-pandemic world.
Human-mediated movement is a major way in which forest pests get from one place to another. Many pests that live in or on wood can be unknowingly moved in firewood. A new review in the Journal of Economic Entomology looks at what we know about forest pest movement in firewood, and what we can do about it.