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Invasive Species Not Established in U.S.

Provides examples of Invasive Species Not Established in U.S.  Established species are species having a self-sustaining and reproducing population in a specified geographic area without the need for human intervention. Applies to both native and non-native species (Source: Invasive Species Terminology: Standardizing for Stakeholder Education, The Journal of Extension).

These species of concern are why we must increase our efforts in early detection and rapid response (EDRR) and the prevention of new introductions.

See also: Pests not known to occur in the United States or of limited distribution (; USDA, APHIS)

Note: Our species profiles provide general information about species considered to be invasive. This is not a list of all invasive species, nor does our information have regulatory implications. The large numbers of invasive species prevent us from maintaining detailed information on ALL invasive species. In addition, determining the invasiveness of a species depends on a number of local factors, including the type of habitat. Our species profiles are provided as an educational informational tool.