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Species Profiles List

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Provides a listing of Species Profiles included on our Web site with primary common and scientific names.

This list gives an overview and access to all species profiles included on our site. The listing can be sorted by common name (alphabetically ascending or descending order). If you prefer to view the profiles by species type and habitat, see our main Species Profiles page.

Note: 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 type of habitat. Our species profiles are provided as an educational informational tool.
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Zika Virus Disease
Zebra Mussel Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas, 1771) (ITIS)
Yellow Toadflax Linaria vulgaris Mill. (ITIS)
Yellow Star Thistle Centaurea solstitialis L. (ITIS)
Witchweed Striga asiatica (L.) Kuntze (ITIS)
Wild Boar Sus scrofa Linnaeus, 1758 (ITIS)
Whitetop Lepidium draba L. Desv. (formerly known as Cardaria draba) (ITIS)
White-Nose Syndrome Fungus, formerly known as Geomyces destructans is now known as Pseudogymnoascus destructans, or Pd. (Minnis and Lindner 2013)
White Spotted Jellyfish Phyllorhiza punctata von Lendenfeld 1884 (ITIS)
White Pine Blister Rust Cronartium ribicola A. Dietr. (ITIS; name is accepted but unverified)
Whirling Disease Myxobolus cerebralis (CABI)
West Nile Virus West Nile virus (ICTV 2018)
Water Spinach Ipomoea aquatica Forssk. (ITIS)
Water Lettuce Pistia stratiotes L. Royle (ITIS)
Water Hyacinth Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms (ITIS)
Water Chestnut Trapa natans L. (ITIS)
Virulent Newcastle Disease Avian paramyxovirus 1 (APMV-1) (Amarasinghe et al. 2017)
Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia Novirhabdovirus sp. (Family Rhabdoviridae) (Kim and Faisal 2011)
Veined Rapa Whelk Rapana venosa (Valenciennes, 1846) (CABI)
Tropical Soda Apple Solanum viarum Dunal (ITIS)
Tropical Bont Tick Amblyomma variegatum (Fabricius, 1794) (CABI)
Tree-of-Heaven Ailanthus altissima (Mill.) Swingle (ITIS)
Thousand Cankers Black Walnut Disease Geosmithia morbida (Kolařík et al. 2011)
Sudden Oak Death Phytophthora ramorum Werres, de Cock & Man in't Veld (Kliejunas 2010)
St. Johnswort Hypericum perforatum L. (ITIS)
Spotted Wing Drosophila Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura, 1931) (CABI)
Spotted Lanternfly Lycorma delicatula (White) (Barringer et al. 2015)
Spotted Knapweed Centaurea stoebe L. subsp. micranthos (Gugler) Hayek (ITIS)
Spiny Water Flea Bythotrephes longimanus (Leydig, 1860) (ITIS)
Soybean Rust Phakopsora pachyrhizi, Phakopsora meibomiae (CABI)
Soybean Cyst Nematode Heterodera glycines (ITIS; name is valid but unverified)
Southern Bacterial Wilt Ralstonia solanacearum race 3 biovar 2 (CABI)
Sirex Woodwasp Sirex noctilio F. (Goulet 2012)
Silverleaf Whitefly Bemisia tabaci Gennadius biotype B (CABI)
Silver Carp Hypophthalmichthys molitrix (Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1844) (ITIS)
Siberian Moth Dendrolimus sibiricus Tschetverikov (APHIS 2011)
Sea Lamprey Petromyzon marinus (Linnaeus, 1758) (ITIS)
Screwworm Cochliomyia hominivorax (Coquerel) (ITIS; name is valid but unverified)
Scotch Thistle Onopordum acanthium L. (ITIS)
Scotch Broom Cytisus scoparius (L.) Link (ITIS)
Saltcedar Tamarix spp. (ITIS)
Sacred Bamboo Nandina domestica Thunb. (ITIS)
Rusty Crayfish Orconectes rusticus (Girard, 1852) (ITIS)
Russian Wheat Aphid Diuraphis noxia (Kurdjumov) (CABI)
Russian Olive Elaeagnus angustifolia L. (ITIS)
Russian Knapweed Rhaponticum repens (L.) Hidalgo (ITIS)
Round Goby Neogobius melanostomus (Pallas 1814) (ITIS)
Red Imported Fire Ant Solenopsis invicta Buren, 1972 (ITIS)
Quagga Mussel Dreissena rostriformis bugensis (Andrusov, 1897); formerly known as Dreissena bugensis (CABI)
Quackgrass Elymus repens (L.) Gould subsp. repens (ITIS)
Purple Star Thistle Centaurea calcitrapa L. (ITIS)
Purple Loosestrife Lythrum salicaria L. (ITIS)
Princess Tree Paulownia tomentosa (Thunb.) Sieb. & Zucc. ex Steud. (ITIS)
Plum Pox Potyviruses: Potyviridae (CABI)
Pink Hibiscus Mealybug Maconellicoccus hirsutus (Green, 1908) (ITIS; name is valid but unverified)
Pink Bollworm Pectinophora gossypiella (Saunders) (Naranjo et al. 2002)
Oxygen Weed Lagarosiphon major (Ridley) Moss (ITIS)
Oriental Fruit Fly Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel, 1912) (ITIS)
Oriental Bittersweet Celastrus orbiculatus Thunb. (ITIS)
Old World Climbing Fern Lygodium microphyllum (Cav.) R. Br. (ITIS)
Old World Bollworm Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner, 1809) (Pogue 2004)
Nutria Myocastor coypus Molina (ITIS)
Nun Moth Lymantria monacha (Linnaeus) (CABI)
Northern Snakehead Channa argus (ITIS)
Nile Perch Lates niloticus (ITIS)
New Zealand Mud Snail Potamopyrgus antipodarum (J. E. Gray, 1853) (ITIS)
Musk Thistle Carduus nutans L. (ITIS)
Multiflora Rose Rosa multiflora Thunb. (ITIS)
Mile-A-Minute Weed Persicaria perfoliata (L.) H. Gross (formerly known as Polygonum perfoliatum L.) (ITIS)
Mexican Fruit Fly Anastrepha ludens (Loew, 1873) (ITIS)
Melaleuca Melaleuca quinquenervia (Cav.) S. T. Blake (ITIS)
Medusahead Taeniatherum caput-medusae (L.) Nevski (ITIS)
Mediterranean Fruit Fly Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann, 1824) (ITIS)
Lionfish Pterois volitans (Linnaeus) (ITIS)
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana (Walker, 1863) (Brown et al. 2010)
Leafy Spurge Euphorbia esula L. (ITIS)
Laurel Wilt Raffaelea lauricola sp. nov. T.C. Harr. Fraedrich & Aghayeva (Harrington et al. 2008)
Late Blight Phytophthora infestans (Montagne) Bary (ITIS)
Kudzu Bug Megacopta cribraria (F.) (Eger et al. 2010)
Kudzu Pueraria montana var. lobata (Willd.) Maesen & S. M. Almeida ex Sanjappa & Predeep (ITIS)
Killer Shrimp Dikerogammarus villosus (Sowinsky, 1894) (CABI)
Khapra Beetle Trogoderma granarium Everts, 1899 (ITIS)
Karnal Bunt Tilletia indica Mitra (1931) (Bonde et al. 1997)
Johnsongrass Sorghum halepense (L.) Pers. (ITIS)
Japanese Stiltgrass Microstegium vimineum (Trin.) Camus (ITIS)
Japanese Spiraea Spiraea japonica L. f. (ITIS)
Japanese Knotweed Fallopia japonica (Houtt.) Ronse Decr. (ITIS)
Japanese Honeysuckle Lonicera japonica Thunb. (ITIS)
Japanese Climbing Fern Lygodium japonicum (Thunb. ex Murr.) Sw. (ITIS)
Japanese Barberry Berberis thunbergii DC. (ITIS)
Hydrilla Hydrilla verticillata (L. f.) Royle (ITIS)
Houndstongue Cynoglossum officinale L. (ITIS)
Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Adelges tsugae (Annand) (Annand 1928)
Hairy Whitetop Lepidium appelianum Al-Shehbaz (formerly known as Cardaria pubescens) (ITIS)
Grass Carp Ctenopharyngodon idella (Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1844) (ITIS)
Golden Nematode Globodera rostochiensis (Wollenweber, 1923) (CABI)
Golden Mussel Limnoperna fortunei (Dunker, 1857) (CABI)
Golden Bamboo Phyllostachys aurea Carrière ex Rivière & C. Rivière (ITIS)
Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter Homalodisca vitripennis (Germar) (Formerly known as Homalodisca coagulata) (Takiya et al. 2006)
Gladiolus Rust Uromyces transversalis (Thüm.) G. Winter (1884) (Beilharz et al. 2001)
Giant Salvinia Salvinia molesta D. S. Mitch. (ITIS)
Giant Reed Arundo donax L. (ITIS)
Giant Hogweed Heracleum mantegazzianum Sommier & Levier (ITIS)
Giant African Snail Lissachatina fulica (Bowdich) (CABI) Note: A. fulica was recently redesignated Lissachatina fulica, largely on the basis of Mead's (1961) observations (Naggs, 2002).
Garlic Mustard Alliaria petiolata (M. Bieb.) Cavara & Grande (ITIS)
Fowlpox Avipoxvirus (Pringle 1999)
Formosan Subterranean Termite Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki, 1909 (ITIS)
Foot and Mouth Disease Family Picornaviridae, genus Aphthovirus (Belsham 1993)
Flathead Catfish Pylodictis olivaris (Rafinesque, 1819) (ITIS)
Fig Buttercup Ficaria verna Huds. (formerly known as Ranunculus ficaria L.) (Emadzade et al. 2010)
False Codling Moth Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Meyrick), formerly known as Cryptophlebia leucotreta (Gilligan et al. 2011)
European Starling Sturnus vulgaris Linnaeus, 1758 (ITIS)
European Spruce Bark Beetle Ips typographus L. (Cognato and Sun 2007)
European Gypsy Moth Lymantria dispar Linnaeus (ITIS)
European Green Crab Carcinus maenas (Linnaeus, 1758) (ITIS)
European Grapevine Moth Lobesia botrana (Denis & Schiffermüller) (Gilligan et al. 2011)
European Cherry Fruit Fly Rhagoletis cerasi L. (ITIS)
Eurasian Watermilfoil Myriophyllum spicatum L. (ITIS)
Eurasian Ruffe Gymnocephalus cernuus (Linnaeus, 1758) (ITIS)
Emerald Ash Borer Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire, 1888 (ITIS)
Dutch Elm Disease Ophiostoma ulmi (Buisman) Nannf. and Ophiostoma novo-ulmi Brasier (ITIS)
Downy Brome Bromus tectorum L. (ITIS)
Dogwood Anthracnose Discula destructiva Redlin (1991) (Redlin 1991)
Diffuse Knapweed Centaurea diffusa Lam. (ITIS)
Didymo Didymosphenia geminata (Lyngb.) M. Schmidt (ITIS)
Dalmatian Toadflax Linaria dalmatica (L.) Mill. (ITIS)
Curly Pondweed Potamogeton crispus L. (ITIS)
Common Teasel Dipsacus fullonum L. (ITIS)
Common Reed Phragmites australis (Cav.) Trin. ex Steud. (ITIS)
Common Pine Shoot Beetle Tomicus piniperda L. (CABI)
Common Buckthorn Rhamnus cathartica L. (ITIS)
Colonial Sea Squirt Didemnum vexillum Kott, 2002 (Stefaniak et al. 2009)
Cogongrass Imperata cylindrica (L.) Raeusch. (ITIS)
Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Oryctes rhinoceros (Linnaeus) (CABI)
Clubbed Tunicate Styela clava Herdman, 1881 (ITIS)
Classical Swine Fever Family Flaviviridae, genus Pestivirus (Paton et al. 2000)
Citrus Longhorned Beetle Anoplophora chinensis (Forster) (Haack et al. 2010)
Citrus Greening Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus
Citrus Canker Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. citri
Chrysanthemum White Rust Puccinia horiana Henn. (Whipps 1993)
Chinese Tallow Triadica sebifera (L.) Small (ITIS)
Chinese Privet Ligustrum sinense Lour. (ITIS)
Chinese Mitten Crab Eriocheir sinensis (ITIS)
Chilli Thrips Scirtothrips dorsalis Hood, 1919 (ITIS)
Chestnut Blight Cryphonectria parasitica (Murrill) Barr (formerly known as Endothia parasitica) (ITIS)
Channeled Apple Snail Pomacea canaliculata (Lamarck, 1828) (ITIS)
Caulerpa, Mediterranean Clone Caulerpa taxifolia (Vahl) C. Agandh (ITIS; name is accepted but unverified)
Cane Toad Rhinella marina (Linnaeus, 1758); formerly Bufo marinus (ITIS)
Canada Thistle Cirsium arvense (L.) Scop (ITIS)
Cactus Moth Cactoblastis cactorum (Berg) (Zimmermann et al. 2004)
Butternut Canker Sirococcus clavigignenti-juglandacearum Nair, Kostichka & Kuntz (CABI)
Burmese Python Python molurus bivittatus Kuhl, 1820 (ITIS)
Bullfrog Lithobates catesbeianus (formerly known as Rana catesbeiana) (ITIS)
Brown Tree Snake Boiga irregularis (Merrem, 1802) (ITIS)
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Halyomorpha halys Stål (ITIS)
British Yellowhead Inula britannica L. (ITIS)
Brazilian Waterweed Egeria densa Planch. (ITIS)
Brazilian Peppertree Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (ITIS)
Boxwood Blight Calonectria pseudonaviculata (Crous, J.Z. Groenew. & C.F. Hill) L. Lombard, M.J. Wingf. & Crous. (Lombard et al. 2010)
Black Carp Mylopharyngodon piceus (Richardson, 1846) (ITIS)
Bighead Carp Hypophthalmichthys nobilis (Richardson, 1845) (ITIS)
Beech Bark Disease Neonectria spp. (Cale et al. 2015)
Beach Vitex Vitex rotundifolia L. f. (ITIS)
Avian Influenza Orthomyxoviridae, Influenza Type A (CABI)
Autumn Olive Elaeagnus umbellata Thunb. (ITIS)
Asian Tiger Mosquito Aedes albopictus (Skuse, 1895) (ITIS; name is valid but unverified)
Asian Swamp Eel Monopterus albus (Zuiew, 1793) (ITIS)
Asian Shore Crab Hemigrapsus sanguineus (De Haan, 1853) (ITIS)
Asian Longhorned Tick Haemaphysalis longicornis Neumann, 1901 (Hoogstraal et al. 1968)
Asian Long-Horned Beetle Anoplophora glabripennis (Motschulsky, 1853) (ITIS)
Asian Gypsy Moth Lymantria dispar asiatica Vnukovskij, Lymantria dispar japonica (Motschulsky), Lymantria albescens Hori and Umeno, Lymantria umbrosa (Butler), and Lymantria postalba Inoue (APHIS 2015)
Asian Clam Corbicula fluminea (O. F. Müller, 1774) (ITIS)
Asian Citrus Psyllid Diaphorina citri Kuwayama, 1908 (ITIS; name is valid but unverified)
Alligatorweed Alternanthera philoxeroides (Mart.) Griseb. (ITIS)
Alewife Alosa pseudoharengus (Wilson, 1811) (ITIS)
Alder Dieback Phytophthora alni Brasier and Kirk (Brasier et al. 2004)
Air Potato Dioscorea bulbifera L. (ITIS)
Africanized Honeybee Apis mellifera scutellata Lepeletier (Ellis and Ellis 2008; Sheppard and Smith 2000)