Monday, December 5, 2011

Pest Tracker image recruitment

Pest Tracker publishes survey maps for pests of agricultural and forest commodities and provides links to pest news and information.  They also use images from the Bugwood Image Database to illustrate different organisms.  There are currently 120 species that have no images available!  There are many more that need more images to better illustrate thier life cycles and management.  The list for the recruitment project can be found on the Bugwood Image Recruitment page for Pest Tracker.  Here are a few of the species that we need images to illustrate and are pretty common:
  • sour skin of onion (Burkholderia cepacia)
  • dogwood anthracnose (Discula destructiva)
  • brown spot of corn (Physoderma maydis)
  • glassy-winged sharpshooter (Homalodisca vitripennis)
  • soybean stem borer (Dectes texanus)
  • tufted apple bud moth (Platynota idaeusalis)
  • squash vine borer (Melittia cucurbitae)
  • black cutworm (Agrotis ipsilon)