Monday, November 9, 2009

Invasion of the Exotic Wildlife! Video

Below, you'll see a video about the dangers of invasive species. The production of the video was paid for by the following organizations: Defenders of Wildlife, National Wildlife Federation, National Audubon Society, Union of Concerned Scientists, and Great Lakes United.

NECIS Joint Statement on H.R. 2811

Below, you'll find a joint statement from various NECIS organizations regarding H.R. 2811, which seeks to list as injurious under the Lacey Act the nine species studied by the U.S. Geological Survey in the report, "Giant Constrictors: Biological and Management Profiles and an Establishment Risk Assessment for Nine Large Species of Pythons, Anacondas, and the Boa Constrictor."

Joint Statement on H.R. 2811

15,000 reasons to worry about invasive species

See article about Wisconsin here:

Invasive species cause $1.4 trillion of losses a year!

See article about the International Congress on Biological Invasions, here:

Friday, November 6, 2009

Smithsonian magazine article about Asian Longhorned Beetle

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New Pest - Megacopta cribraria (Bean plataspid) found on kudzu in Georgia

USDA-ARS Systematic Entomology Laboratory confirms Megacopta cribraria (Fabricius), a Plataspidae bug with the common name, Bean plataspid, was found on kudzu plants and in large numbers on structures in Winder, Barrow County, Georgia. The specimens were submitted by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Science.
This is a new US record.

Tthe species is known from China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and southward into southeast Asia and India. It feeds primarily on legumes such as garden beans (Phaseolus sp.) and soybeans.
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