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Invasive Species

The United States is under constant threat of exotic species invading our shores. These invasive species can be pests and may cause disruption and losses to agriculture, forestry and other parts of the economy.

BMSB is a serious pests of fruit, vegetables and farm crops in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Video of invasive species including Asian Longhorned Beetle, Purple Loosestrife, Plum Pox Virus and Zebra Mussels along with lesson plans, hosted by PA IPM's The BugMobile!.

Insect causing wide-spread dieback of ash trees.

Tall, blooming plant that grows in moist soil.

Caterpillar that defoliates trees.

Tiny insect causing death of hemlock trees.

Virus that affects stone fruit.

Landscape plant that overruns wetland areas.

Insect pest of soybeans causing yield loss.

Disease affecting soybean plants.

Joseph O'Brien, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org

Disease affecting oaks and other trees.