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