hemlock woolly adelgid


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hemlock woolly adelgid

n.
An adelgid (Adelges tsugae) native to Asia that infests hemlock trees and is particularly destructive to hemlocks in eastern North America.
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Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Plant Protection and Quarantine (USDA APHIS PPQ) has awarded funds to the Department to conduct outreach and education that will result in increased awareness and reporting of damaging invasive forest pests, such as the Asian longhorned beetle, the emerald ash borer, hemlock woolly adelgid, and others.
Disruptions like that--as well as from wildfire, changing land use and increased development--provide openings for invasive species and pathogens, such as Japanese barberry shrubs that are favored by Lyme disease-carrying ticks, the hemlock woolly adelgid, and the emerald ash borer.
The hemlock woolly adelgid, a sap-sucking relative of the aphid, is a big threat to the species, and the shrubs may need to be treated with horticultural oils to prevent infestation.
The hemlock woolly adelgid, an aphid-like insect native to Asia, now infests 43 New York counties.
Eastern Hemlock Infestation: Potential Geographic Distribution of the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in Michigan Forests.
I read with interest Nicolas Brulliard's article in the Spring issue of the magazine about the hemlock woolly adelgid attacking eastern hemlock trees in Shenandoah National Park ["Saving Goliath"].
Currently, the hemlock woolly adelgid is attacking hemlock stands across North America, and the most effective solution is a combination of the neonicotinoids imidacloprid and dinotefuran, Kreutzweiser said.
Trunk injection of imidacloprid was conducted using the Mauget system on Eastern hemlocks, Tsuga canadensis (L.) Carriere (Pinales: Pinaceae), to determine its effectiveness on the hemlock woolly adelgid, Adelges tsugae Annand (Aphidomorpha: Adelgidae) (Eisenback et al.
The hemlock woolly adelgid is a poppyseed-sized invasive insect that hitched a ride from southern Japan - probably on an ornamental hemlock tree - and landed in Richmond, Va., in 1951.
Bugs like the hemlock woolly adelgid, the southern pine beetle, and the tick are unable to survive extreme cold temperatures, although generally when an invasive species has established a new home, it probably won't disappear completely, despite the weather.
The reason being, is that the bitter cold kills the hemlock's adversary, the hemlock woolly adelgid, a tiny insect pest.