Tag: invasive species

What’s going on with spotted lanternflies?

If you live anywhere from central Virginia to southern New England, you’ve probably witnessed the hordes up close: Massive numbers of polka-dotted pests clustered on vines, branches, and buildings. They start showing up in the springtime as black and white nymphs raining down from the canopy. Then, they go through months of growth stages, becoming […]

Need to fight invasive fish? Just introduce a scary robot

Invasive mosquitofish are a menace to tadpoles and other amphibian communities worldwide. Eastern mosquitofish in particular are known to gorge on amphibian eggs and clash with tadpoles. They also aggressively compete for food and space against native fish.  In the early 1900s, these mosquitofish were seen as an effective and inexpensive way to control mosquito […]