Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Large cogongrass infestation found in South Carolina

A large infestation of cogongrass was recently found in the Francis Marion National Forest in Charleston County, South Carolina. To learn more about this infestation and about South Carolina's eradication program see:

Saturday, November 18, 2006

USDA Systematic Entomology Lab contributes images from the US National Scale Insect Collection

We recently received close to 1,000 images taken from the United States National Collection of Scale Insects Photographs Archive. These images provide an excellent look at the various life stages and features of scale insects.

All of these images can be found at:

Wednesday, November 8, 2006

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Handsome Fungus Beetles invade the Bugwood Network

Floyd Shockley, a systematic & forensic entomologist at the University of Georgia has contributed over 1,300 images of beetles in the family Endomychidae (superfamily Cucujoidea). These are a part of his PhD project: Systematics of the Endomychidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea) Inferred from Morphological and Molecular Data: Investigation of the Natural History and Evolution of a Mycophagous Beetle Family.

All of his images can be found at:

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Whitney Cranshaw shatters the 1000 image mark!

We have received a new set of images from Whitney Cranshaw. This set of images pushes him over the 1000 image mark. As of October 11, 2006, he has the most images of insects available to the public in our system and he is ranked 4th for total number of images! If you see Whitney, congratulate him on this momentous achievement. His images may be viewed here

Friday, September 15, 2006

Phytophthora ramorum detected in Pennsylvania

The pathogen that causes sudden oak death has been detecting on a Rhododendron sample in Pennsylvania. See link below for more information:

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Redbay Ambrosia Beetle and Melaleuca

Albert (Bud) Mayfield has sent us some wonderful pictures showing the signs and symptoms of Redbay Ambrosia Beetle (Xyleborus glabratus) and various images of Melaleuca (Melaleuca quinquenervia).

You can view these images at:

Papaya and Pink Hibiscus Mealybug

We've had a great addition of Papaya and Pink Hibiscus Mealybug. See all of the images at:

Giant Hogweed in Illinois

Giant hogweed has been reported in Illinois. The story fromt he Chicago Tribune can be found at:

National Invasive Weed Awareness Week 8 announcement

Next Year's National Invasive Weed Awareness Week (NIWAW) has been scheduled for February 25 through March 2, 2007. For more information go to:

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Monday, July 24, 2006

Ogden Forest Service Archives

We've added several hundred images from the Ogden Forest Service Arhives. These can be seen at the following link:

Additional pictures from A. Steven Munson

As part of our set fron the Ogden Forest Service, Steven Munson has generously added many of his images to the collection. You can see all of his images at the following link:

Bark and wood boring beetles

Chris pierce has sent us a fine collection of images for our new Bark and Wood Boring Beetles of the World website. Take a look at his pictures by browsing the site or by the link below.

Thursday, July 6, 2006

Sudden Oak Death Material Decontamination Set

A new set of images detail the process of decontaminating nursery material infected with sudden oak death. The set can be found at:

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Fleas from the Center for Disease Control Archive

A set of images from the Center for Disease Control shows the key features for identifying various fleas. Some of the taxonomy in the pictures has changed. The corrections for the taxonomy are listed in the description of the picture. You can view the set at

Invasive Plant Images From Steve Dewey

A new set of over 800 western invasive plant images by Steve Dewey, Utah State University, has been added. They can be found at:

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

GA-EPPC Invasive Plant List Update

The Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council has updated its list of invasive plants. The new list can be found at:

Friday, June 16, 2006

Chili thrips pest list expansion

The following list contains a few of the new hosts that the Chilli thrips has been found attacking. Of particular concern are the various woody ornamentals and the weed (pusley) which are common in our landscapes. The damage to ligustrum was very significant. To see photos go to the following page and click on PHOTO LINK.

Ligustrum japonicum (ligustrum)
Gardenia jasminoides (gardenia)
Pittosporum tobira (pittosporum)
Hedera helix English ivy
Richardia brasiliensis (Brazil Pusley or tropical Mexican clover)
Ocimum basilicum (basil)

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Invasive Plant Atlas of New England Radio Story

On June 1, 2006, NPR ran a story on the Invasive Plant Atlas of New England. Dr. Les Mehrhoff, the director of IPANE at the Universoty of Connecticut, was interviewed for the story.

The story can be found at:

Tropical Spiderwort publication available

A link to the new NCSU tropical spiderwort flyer by Mike Burton and Steve Hoyle is available at and