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2014-02-26 12:22:02

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Methods to combat an invasive insect pest proving deadly to Pennsylvania's ash trees will be showcased in the coming months in a series of free, public workshops planned across the state, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Ellen Ferretti announced today. "Municipal officials, landscapers and home and woodland owners all are asking what they can do as this destructive insect spreads steadily across our...

2013-08-27 20:21:38

Tree Trunk Injections from Arborjet Performed in the Fall Provide Defense Against the Destructive Emerald Ash Borer WOBURN, Mass., Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Arborjet, a company dedicated to developing remedies for the world's most destructive tree insects and diseases, invites homeowners to join together this fall and become part of the "Million Tree Challenge(TM)" to help save one million American trees from the devastating effects of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) and other...

Parasitic Wasp Populations Are Increasing And Expanding In Michigan
2013-06-05 15:49:51

Entomological Society of America The emerald ash borer (EAB), a relatively new invasive insect pest, has killed tens of millions of ash trees throughout the eastern United States since it was first detected in 2002 in Michigan and Canada. This insect has the potential to kill an estimated seven billion ash trees in urban and rural forests and could cause tens of billions of dollars in damage. To control the EAB, research on its natural enemies was initiated shortly after its discovery,...

2013-05-31 16:24:15

Federal, State Quarantines Restrict Movement of Hardwood Firewood HARRISBURG, Pa., May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvanians can help safeguard the state's trees from devastating insects and diseases by not moving firewood more than 50 miles from its origin. A federal quarantine prohibits firewood from Pennsylvania hardwood from entering some other states because of the Emerald Ash Borer. A state quarantine restricts the movement of wood products out of Bucks County...

Decoys Could Prevent The Spread Of Ash-killing Beetles
2013-02-15 13:43:36

Penn State As the emerald ash borer ravages North American ash trees, threatening the trees' very survival, a team of entomologists and engineers may have found a way to prevent the spread of the pests. Emerald ash borers (EABs), a type of beetle native to Asia, first appeared in the U.S. about 20 years ago. They are now moving east from Michigan, killing ash trees on the Eastern Seaboard as far south as North Carolina. "Within 25 years, practically no ash trees may remain on either...

2013-02-12 16:21:02

CHICAGO, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A one-day conference to prepare and update municipalities on the latest science and economic effects of the emerald ash borer infestation (EAB) will be conducted March 7 at the Northern Illinois University Hoffman Estates campus. Institutions from three states are supporting the conference which is designed to accelerate the delivery of EAB data and science to municipalities with the greatest need. Institute for Work And the Economy and The Regional...

2012-08-30 02:27:39

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the summer traveling season draws to a close, millions of Americans will hit the road for a final family vacation before the kids head back to school. While national parks and campgrounds will once again prove to be a popular destination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is urging outdoor enthusiasts to help stop the spread of invasive pests by leaving firewood behind. (Logo:...

2012-08-03 06:21:25

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emerald Ash Borer beetle has been discovered in Bucks, Franklin, Jefferson, Perry, Snyder and Venango counties. With these new finds, 28 counties are now dealing with the invasive ash tree-killing pest. "Emerald Ash Borer beetles have plagued Pennsylvania since 2007 with new positive sites found each year," said Agriculture Secretary George Greig. "You can help prevent the further spread of these pests by not hauling firewood from...

2012-07-31 06:22:48

CHICAGO, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Fredric Miller today announced that his team's survey of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) infestation in Chicago has reached a tipping point. The survey conducted in late June of this year confirmed the infestation in all 50 wards and found its progress advanced. Thousands of ash trees that are treatable today will be lost if not treated in the next ten weeks. The emerald ash borer is forcing a decline in tree health whereby the majority of the city's ash...

2012-07-02 10:23:41

Make it a pest-free July 4th, urges USDA; be aware of the risks of moving firewood WASHINGTON, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over 35 million Americans will travel by automobile for the July 4(th) holiday, according to AAA estimates. Since most will travel more than 50 miles from home, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) cautions travelers, "Don't pack a pest, leave firewood behind." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120702/CL34224LOGO ) "Firewood may...


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2005-09-08 14:45:27

PHOTO CAPTION: Synanthedon tipuliformis (Photo taken by Keith Edkins) The Sesiidae (clearwing moths) are a family of the Lepidoptera in which the wings are transparent. Their bodies are generally striped with yellow, sometimes very brightly, and they have simple antennae. The general appearance is sufficiently similar to a wasp or hornet to make it likely that the moths gain a reduction in predation by Batesian mimicry. This enables them to be active in daylight. There are also moths...

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