All are welcome to join us for the October 18th meeting of the Connecticut Entomological Society. Dr. Nathan Havill will present his work on invasive forest pests. A social hour with provided pizza dinner will start at 6:30 pm. At 7:30 we will hold a brief business meeting immediately followed by Dr. Havill's presentation. The meeting will be held in the Donald F. Jones Auditorium at the Connecticut Agriculture Experiment Station on 123 Huntington Street, New Haven CT 06511.
The USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station lab in Hamden is part of a work unit charged with “providing knowledge and methods for protecting and sustaining healthy forests affected by invasive species and disturbances.” The Northeast has more forest pest invasions than any other region in the United States, and Connecticut is a hotspot with more than 40 invasive pests. I will talk about some of the research that we are performing in our lab to prevent, detect, and manage invasive species, including hemlock woolly adelgid, southern pine beetle, gypsy moth, Asian longhorned beetle, and spotted lanternfly.