Tag: invasive species

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 […]

The government is raising an army of parasitic wasps to fight invasive beetles

Kristine Grayson is an associate professor of biology at the University of Richmond. This story was originally featured on The Conversation. The emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) is a deceptively attractive metallic-green adult beetle with a red abdomen. But few people ever actually see the insect itself – just the trail of destruction it leaves behind under […]