The moth Lymantria dispar asiatica has been unintentionally introduced to North America several times in the last few decades. Through a complex monitoring and management program, officials have been able to prevent this pest from establishing in North American forests. A new report in the open-access Journal of Integrated Pest Management gives an inside look at this success.
A team of researchers at Montana State University analyzed environmental and habitat conditions across four states in the Pacific Northwest to create a county-by-county risk rating for establishment of the invasive giant hornet Vespa mandarinia.
One of the best tools for forest entomologists to manage outbreaks of the moth Lymantria dispar is a fungus, native to Japan, that was discovered in the U.S. in 1989. Entomophaga maimaiga can be spread via soil containing its spores or infected L. dispar larvae.
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.