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National Invasive Species Information Center (NISIC)

The gateway to invasive species information; covering federal, state, local, and international sources.

Invasive species are plants, animals, or pathogens that are non-native (or alien) to the ecosystem under consideration, and whose introduction causes or is likely to cause harm. Learn what determines if a species is invasive.

Slideshow of Featured Species

  • Formosan Subterranean Termite

    Damages landscape trees and causes significant structural damage to buildings (Lax and Osbrink 2003)

  • Alligatorweed

    Forms dense mats that crowd out native species and impede recreational activities such as boating, swimming, and fishing (Texas Invasives 2007)

  • White Pine Blister Rust

    Fungal disease of five-needle (white) pines (Maloy 2001)

  • Cactus Moth

    Feeds on prickly pear cacti (species in the genus Opuntia) (Johnson and Stiling 1998)


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