Invasive insects are spread when they are moved via firewood, shipping pallets, mail packages, vehicles, or other modes of transportation.

MOST
WANTED

Spotted Lanternfly

Spotted Lanternfly

Asian Citrus Psyllid

Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer

Asian Gypsy Moth

Asian Longhorned Beetle

Asian Longhorned Beetle

MOST WANTED

Spotted Lanternfly

Spotted Lanternfly
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Asian Citrus Psyllid

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Emerald Ash Borer

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Asian Gypsy Moth

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Asian Longhorned Beetle

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INVASIVE INSECT TRAPPING

is conducted by the invasive insect trapping team at Mississippi State University. They set traps at farms, vineyards, nurseries, wildlife management areas, and various other locations in

42
MISSISSIPPI
COUNTIES
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TYPES OF INSECT TRAPS

Bucket Trap

Catches moths

Paper Delta Trap

Catches moths

Jackson Trap

Catches moths

Purple Prism Trap

Catches beetles

Multifunnel Trap

Catches beetles

Plastic Delta Trap

Caches moths and flies

Milk Cartoon Trap

Catches moths

Crossvane Trap

Catches beetles

Yellow Sticky Trap

Catches flies
and planthoppers

Wing Trap

Catches moths

The Farmers First Initiative (FFI) connects first detectors in Mississippi to resources and tools designed to increase the chances of detecting, reporting, and managing invasive insects.

FFI focuses on providing resources for identifying

FIVE MAJOR INVASIVE INSECTS

Spotted Lanternfly
Spotted Lanternfly
Native to China, Vietnam, and India
Nymphs emerge in late April
Harmful to orchards and vineyards
Asian Citrus Psyllid
Small (3-4 mm)
affects citrus plants
feeds on plants' leaves and stems
Emerald Ash Borer
Emerald Ash Borer
entered the U.S. in the early 90s
feeds on ash trees
travels to new areas on wood
Asian Gypsy Moth

Native to Europe, Asia, an North Africa
Caterpillars cause majority of damage
attack 500+ species of trees and shrubs

Asian Longhorned Beetle

Asian Longhorned Beetle

Feeds on hardwood trees
Native to China and Korea
1.5 inches long

FFI hosts workshops to directly provide first detectors with:

Tips for basic identification

Tools for reporting invasive insects

Hands-on insect experience

If you are interested in attending a workshop, please contact bkm105@msstate.edu
or

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

Jan 30

Fake Location 1

100 Address Ave Placeville, MS
1:30 pm
Feb 2

Fake Location 2

101 Address Ave Placeville, MS
2:30 pm
March 15

Fake Location 3

102 Address Ave Placeville, MS
3:30 pm




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