tree-hosting-a-killerALB, EAB, OAB…. The list of acronyms continues…    Get the scoop on the latest invasive insects being monitored and ways to control them that are being developed.  

Presented by Katherine Dugas,  the State Survey Coordinator for the Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS) at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES).

 

“Update on Problem Insects in Connecticut: In 2016 we have seen the activity of several notable insect pests.

For more information and fact sheets on the various insects click on the pictures to access the links.  Use the “back” button on your browser to return to HPS pages.

Gypsy moth has been very active in the past few years due to dry spring season.

5th instar Gypsy Moth Caterpillar

5th instar Gypsy Moth Caterpillar

gypsy-moth-life-cycle

Life Cycle Gypsy Moth

Emerald ash borer has now been found in all 8 counties.

Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis) ready to fly...

Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis) ready to fly…

Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer

Winter moth is slowly expanding its range along the CT coastline.

Egg Casings of Winter Moth

Egg Casings of Winter Moth

operophtera brumata (winter moth)

Operophtera brumata (winter moth)

This talk will discuss these and other pests, as well as survey methods and possible control.”

Katherine Dugas & Rose Hiskes displaying about invasive insects in Connecticut

Katherine Dugas & Rose Hiskes displaying about invasive insects in Connecticut

Katherine Dugas received her Bachelors degree in Biology at Connecticut College in 2005.

Katherine Dugas incognito as one of her insects....

Katherine Dugas incognito as one of her insects….

She received her Masters in Plant Sciences and Entomology from the University of Rhode Island in 2008.

Katherine has worked on several studies, including Phragmites control on the lower Connecticut River and the effect of relative humidity on black-legged tick abundance in Rhode Island.

She is currently the State Survey Coordinator for the Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS) at CAES. This program conducts yearly surveys for invasive pests in agricultural and industrial settings. She also conducts outreach as part of the Forest Pest Outreach Program.

Our meetings open at 7pm for our coffee, snack and communication with other gardeners “get-to-gether”.  Join us at the Solomon Welles House in Wethersfield, Ct… 220 Hartford Avenue….

Hardy Plant Society Members are free…. Guests are asked for a $10 donation.  We love to share our knowledge of horticulture with all it’s trials and tribulations…  join us as we interact with our speakers and members before, during & after the presentation.  Our meetings are very interactive & we enjoy each others company in a small group setting.   Socializing and goodies will begin at 7:00PM with the speaker scheduled for 7:30 PM.  Members whose last names begin with initials N-Z are asked to bring goodies this month.  Our dedicated hostess, Kathy,  prepares coffee & hot water for tea to enjoy with the repast our members share each month.