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What’s in the Fridge?”: Collections of Invasive Insect Pests from Around the World


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What’s in the Fridge?”: Collections of Invasive Insect Pests from Around the World

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Anna Kuchment, Editor for Scientific American, produced a very nice article (“End of Orange Juice ” [Scientific American vol. 308 pp. 52-59, March 2013]) on the Asian citrus psyllid and huanglongbing situation in California, Florida, and other countries affected with this pest and disease. During Anna’s visit to UC Riverside to cover this story, we […]

Pheromone Trapping Program for the Brown Marmorated Stinkbug

Monday, June 17th, 2013

A Pheromone Trapping Program for the Brown Marmorated Stinkbug (Halyomorpha halys) Begins in Los Angeles County, California Brown marmorated stinkbug (BMSB), Halyomorpha halys (Hemitpera: Pentatomidae), is an invasive insect pest native to China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. It was first discovered and officially documented on the east coast of the USA around 1998. This pest has […]

Huanglongbing Detected in Hacienda Heights, Los Angeles County

Friday, April 13th, 2012

The Situation: On Thursday April 5 2012, after about a week of testing, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) removed a pumelo tree with a lemon graft from Hacienda Heights in Los Angeles County after the tree and an Asian citrus psyllid found on the tree both tested positive for a lethal citrus […]

Entomophagy: Collecting and Eating Red Palm Weevil Larvae from Nipa Palms in Sumatra, Indonesia

Friday, March 9th, 2012

The red stripe form of red palm weevil (referred to here as Rhynchophorus vulneratus) is harvested for food from nipa palm trunks in parts of Sumatra by rural and semi-rural agrarians. Nipa palms (Nypah fruticans; known as buah atap in Indonesia) typically grow in swampy muddy areas (in either fresh or brackish water conditions) and […]

Tamarixia radiata release video

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Christina Hoddle explains the release of Tamarixia radiata at UC Riverside. Video recorded on December 20, 2011 at University California Riverside. For more information about Tamarixia radiata and Asian Citrus Psyllid, visit the CISR website: http://cisr.ucr.edu/asian_citrus_psyllid.html

Looking for the Asian Tiger Mosquito in Southern California

Friday, December 9th, 2011

In September 2011, Asian Tiger Mosquito (Aedes albopictus) was found in Southern California. Small pockets of communities were reporting extremely aggressive, daytime biting mosquitoes – a telltale sign of the Asian Tiger Mosquito. The Asian Tiger Mosquito was first found in isolated pockets of California in the early 1970’s. It was eradicated, but showed up […]

Invasive species rise after 9-11

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Recently CISR Director, Mark Hoddle, was interviewed on the Voice of Russia Radio about new research on invasive species after 9-11. The Associated Press reported hundreds of agricultural scientist who normally conducted inspections for invasive species were redirected to Homeland Security, causing a huge spike of invasive species coming into the US. AP reports its […]

Palmageddon: Are California’s Palms about to Face the Perfect Storm?

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

Two species of giant palm weevils, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (commonly known as the red palm weevil) and Rhynchophorus palmarum (South American palm weevil) have both been detected in Southern California. The red palm weevil (RPW) was officially discovered in Laguna Beach in Orange County (California USA) in September 2010. The beetle has been declared by FAO […]

First Move Made Against Red Palm Weevil in Laguna Beach

Friday, May 27th, 2011

On May 25 2011, a Canary Islands palm suspected of being infested with red palm weevil in a private residence in Laguna beach was inspected for this pest and later treated with insecticides. The process for selecting and treating palms at Laguna Beach has followed a strict process: (1) Palms with suspected red palm weevil […]

Bed Bugs

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Bed Bugs, Cimex lectularius, Cimex hemipterus and Leptocimex boueti (Heteroptera: Cimicidae) Overview. Human bed bugs were virtually eradicated from the developed world in the middle of the 20th century. However, as of the first decade of the 21st century, bed bugs are back and winning. Bed bug infestations have been reported from all over the US and […]

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