Analysis of Asian longhorned ticks collected in Pennsylvania found just one—out of more than 250 tested—carrying the bacteria that causes Lyme disease. The invasive tick is unlikely to play a role in Lyme transmission, but the research underscores the importance of active tick and pathogen surveillance and collaboration among agencies at local, state, and national levels.
This insect is not a fly -- it's a planthopper in the family Fulgoridae. The spotted lanternfly is native to Asia, and it is known to attack many different plants, including grapes, apples, fruit trees, ornamental trees, and pines
By Bruce Parkhurst Imagine being in the Allegheny National Forest on a warm June evening around 10 p.m. The campfire has burned low and the upward-floating sparks are subsiding, when […]