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Box Tree Moth: A New Invasive Pest of Concern

The box tree moth (Cydalima perspectalis) is a new invasive pest to the U.S. It is native to temperate and subtropical regions in eastern Asia. This pest was first detected in North America in Toronto in 2018.

Research Efforts to Curb Balsam Woolly Adelgid

True firs are important high-elevation trees that are threatened by numerous stressors. Adding to the list of stressors is the balsam woolly adelgid, a small plant-feeding insect that was discovered in northern Utah in 2017.

Invasive Zebra Mussels on Moss Balls

Moss balls are beloved, velvety algal plants that decorate aquariums. Unfortunately, they may be aiding the movement of a destructive invasive. The zebra mussel is a fresh-water mollusk

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