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Archive for December, 2008

New ALB Newsletter

Stay informed about all of the latest Asian longhorned beetle news with a new email newsletter from the Massachusetts Introduced Pests Outreach Project (MIPOP). The newsletter will report ALB-related happenings in our state, from news reports and updated maps to upcoming presentations and training opportunities. To subscribe to the new MIPOP ALB newsletter, just go […]

Spotting Asian longhorned beetle damage in winter

Update: Download these winter ALB ID tips in printable format with photos. While the state and the federal government are actively surveying Massachusetts for invasive, wood boring beetles, it has always been the keen eye of a concerned citizen that discovers Asian longhorned beetle when it infests a new area. Asian longhorned beetles attack a […]

Wood boring bark beetles ID Guide

A new key to the Wood Boring Beetles of the World is now available online. The key includes identification characters for ten different beetle families as well as fact sheets and many excellent photos. It was developed by the USDA/APHIS/PPQ Center for Plant Health Science and Technology (CPHST) using LUCID software, and required Java to […]

Storm Emergency Update: ALB

The ice storm that just blasted parts of Massachusetts is impacting the Asian longhorned beetle regulated area (all of Worcester, and parts of the towns of Boylston, Holden, Shrewsbury and West Boylston) with tree damage, branch loss, and in some cases the loss of entire trees. The ALB Cooperative Eradication Program is responding to this […]

Winter moth mix

Male winter moth Female winter moth With nighttime temperatures about to rise above freezing again over the next few days, expect to see even more winter moths hovering around your porch lights. Entomologists are saying that winter moth populations are on the rebound this year, with populations larger than we’ve seen for a while. The […]