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Biosurveillance: using native wasps to find emerald ash borers

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Careless, Philip; Marshall, Steve; Gill, Bruce; Otis, Gard

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In: McManus, Katherine A; Gottschalk, Kurt W., eds. Proceedings. 20th U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on invasive species 2009; 2009 January 13-16; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-51. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 11.


Successful management and mitigation of any invasive pest species depends on early detection tools. The emerald ash borer (EAB) (Argilus planipennis Fairmaire) (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) has already gained a substantial foothold in eastern North America and is having a profound effect on the region's ash-dominated forests. A native ground-nesting wasp, Cerceris fumipennis Say (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae), could prove to be a practical solution for this EAB detection problem.

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Careless,Philip; Marshall,Steve; Gill, Bruce; Otis, Gard. 2009. Biosurveillance: using native wasps to find emerald ash borers

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