Thursday, June 5, 2008

Plant pest image recruitment for NPDN First Detector training materials

The National Plant Diagnostic Network Training and Education Committee will be creating presentation materials that may be used to educate First Detectors such as master gardeners, garden clubs and homeowners about certain pests. Many of these species are exotic or newly introduced.

To help this effort, we are putting out a call for images on the following insect species.

  • African Citrus Psyllid (Trioza erytreae)
  • Arrowhead scale (Unaspis yanonensis)
  • Asian Ambrosia Beetle (Xyleborinus saxeseni)
  • Asian Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar dispar)
  • Asian Longhorned Beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis)
  • Bed Bugs (Cimex lectularius)
  • Sweetpotato whitefly (Bemisia tabaci biotype Q)
  • Brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys)
  • Cassava mealybug (Phenococcus manihoti)
  • Chilli Thrips (Scirtothrips dorsalis)
  • Coffee mealybug (Planococcus lilacinus)
  • Colorado Potato Beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata)
  • Diaprepes Root Weevil (Diaprepes abbreviatus)
  • Egyptian Cottonworm (Spodoptera littoralis)
  • Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis)
  • European Crane Flies (Tipula spp.)
  • Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar)
  • Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (Adelges tsugae)
  • Japanese wax scale (Ceroplastes japonicas)
  • Light Brown Apple Moth (Epiphyas postvittana)
  • Old World Bollworm (Helicoverpa armigera)
  • Pine Shoot Beetle (Tomicus piniperda)
  • Potato psyllid (Russelliana solanicola)
  • Red Palm Mite (Raoiella indica)
  • Redbay Ambrosia Beetle (Xyleborus glabratus)
  • Sirex Woodwasp (Sirex noctilio)
  • Spodoptera litura
  • Sugarcane silk floss aphid (Ceratovacuna lanigera)
  • Suni Bug (Eurygaster integriceps)
  • Swede Midge (Contarinia nasturtii)
  • Viburnum Leaf Beetle (Pyrrhalta virburni)
  • Winter Moth (Operophtera brumata)

If you have some images of these species that you think would be useful, please let me know. We'll add the images to the Bugwood Image Database and forward copies to the individuals working on particular species presentations.