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INVASIVE
INSECTS

are non-native insects that cause or may cause harm to plants, people, other insects, or the environment.

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

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

MOST
WANTED

Mississippi

Spotted Lanternfly

Spotted Lanternfly
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Asian Citrus Psyllid

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Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash BorerLearn more button.

Asian Gypsy Moth

Asian Gypsy moth. Lymantria dispar.Learn more button.

Asian Longhorned Beetle

Asian Longhorned BeetleLearn more button.

Most
Wanted

Mississippi

Asian Longhorned Beetle

Asian Longhorned BeetleLearn more button.

Asian Citrus Psyllid

asian citrus psyllidLearn more button.

Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash BorerLearn more button.

Asian Gypsy Moth

Asian Gypsy moth. Lymantria dispar.Learn more button.

Spotted Lanternfly

Spotted Lanternfly
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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

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MISSISSIPPI
COUNTIES
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INVASIVE
INSECT
TRAPPING

A map of Mississippi with 42 counties highlighted.
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

SOME OF THE TRAPS WE USE

SOME OF THE TRAPS WE USE

Plastic bucket trap ctahces moths. Set at solanaceous, small grain, forest, and grape and small berry sites.Plastic delta trap catches moths and flies. Set at stonefruit, grape and small berry, and forest sites.Wing trap catches moths. Set at stonefruit, grape and small berry, and forest sites.Yellow Sticky trap catches planthoppers and moths. Set at stonefruit and small grain sites.Jackson trap catches moths. Set at stonefruit and grape and small berry sites.Paper delta trap catches moths. Set at stonefruit, grape and small berry, and forest sites.
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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.

First detectors. individuals capable of detecting an invasive insect at its introduction site such as farmers, landowners, foresters, nursery workers, and gardeners.
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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.
First detectors. individuals capable of detecting an invasive insect at its introduction site such as farmers, landowners, foresters, nursery workers, and gardeners.
FFI focuses on providing resources
for identifying

FIVE MAJOR
INVASIVE INSECTS

Spotted Lanternfly

Lycorma delicatula

Spotted Lanternfly
Native to China, Vietnam, and India
Nymphs emerge in late April.
Harmful to orchards and vineyards.
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FFI focuses on providing resources for identifying

FIVE MAJOR INVASIVE INSECTS

Spotted Lanternfly
Lycorma delicatula
Spotted Lanternfly
Native to China, Vietnam, and India
Nymphs emerge in late April
Harmful to orchards and vineyards
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asian citrus psyllid

Diaphorina citri

Asian Citrus Psyllid
Small (3-4 mm)
affects citrus plants
feeds on plants’ leaves and stems
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asian citrus psyllid
Diaphorina citri
Asian Citrus Psyllid
Small (3-4 mm)
affects citrus plants
feeds on plants' leaves and stems
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Emerald Ash Borer
Agrilus planipennis
Emerald Ash Borer
entered the U.S. in the early 90s
feeds on ash trees
travels to new areas on wood
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Emerald Ash Borer

Agrilus planipennis

Emerald Ash Borer
entered the U.S. in the early 90s
feeds on ash trees
travels to new areas on wood
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Asian Gypsy moth. Lymantria dispar.
Lymantria dispar
Asian Gypsy Moth*

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

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Asian Gypsy moth. Lymantria dispar.

Lymantria dispar

Asian Gypsy Moth*
Native to Europe, Asia, and North Africa
Caterpillars cause majority of damage
attack 500+ species of trees and shrubs
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* Some members of the scientific community are calling for the common name of this group of moths to change. Currently, there is no alternative common name and all current publications still refer to this group as the Asian Gypsy Moth.
Asian Longhorned Beetle

Anoplophora glabripennis

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

Anoplophora glabripennis

Asian Longhorned Beetle
Feeds on hardwood trees
Native to China and Korea
1.5 inches long
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* Some members of the scientific community are calling for the common name of this group of moths to change. Currently, there is no alternative common name and all current publications still refer to this group as the Asian Gypsy Moth.

FFI hosts workshops to directly provide first detectors with:

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Tips for basic identification

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Tools for reporting invasive insects

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Hands-on insect experience

If you are interested in attending a workshop, please contact bkm105@msstate.edu or
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FFI hosts workshops to directly provide first detectors with:

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Tips for
basic identification
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Tools for reporting invasive insects
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Hands-on insect experience
If you are interested in attending a workshop, please contact bkm105@msstate.edu or
register here button

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS 2021

All will take place from 10am-3pm, lunch will be provided.
Jan 6

Hattiesburg, MS

Jan 7

Starkville, MS

Jan 13

Stoneville, MS

Jan 14

Raymond, MS

If you are unable to attend a workshop, Farmers First provides invasive insect identification resources in this free PDF handbook:
Farmers First Handbook PDF
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FAQs

What insects are you looking for?

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Have you found any of the insects you are looking for?

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Can invasive insects harm my plants?

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What can I do to protect my plants from invasive insects?

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Are insect traps dangerous to people?

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How often do you check the traps?

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OTHER INVASIVE INSECT RESOURCES

Invasive Insect Posters

Emerald Ash Borer Information

National Invasive Species Information Center

NISIC

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

APHIS