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Spotlights

  • Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station.

    The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) in cooperation with USDA APHIS Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) announce the detection of single live adult spotted lanternfly, Lycoma delicatula, in Southbury, CT. While no other spotted lanternflies were found upon surveying the immediate area, a live insect strongly suggests others may be present within easy transport from somewhere in the region. Additional surveys in the area are planned.

    The spotted lanternfly is an invasive sap-feeding planthopper that was discovered in Berks County, Pennsylvania in 2014. It is native to China, India, and Vietnam. It attacks many hosts and has the potential to severely impact Connecticut’s farm crops, particularly apples, grapes, and hops, as well as a number of tree species like maple. Early detection is important for the protection of Connecticut businesses and agriculture. The public is urged to report potential sightings of this invasive pest to ReportSLF@ct.gov. For more information, see the CAES Pest Alert (PDF | 1.9 MB).

  • Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection.

    The Emerald ash borer was first found in Connecticut during the week of July 16, 2012. Since that first find in Prospect, EAB has been found in many other parts of the state, particularly in towns in central and western Connecticut. DEEP, the CT Agricultural Experiment Station, USDA APHIS PPQ and the U.S. Forest Service are working together with local partners to slow the spread of the insect and to take steps to minimize its impact. This will be a long-term effort on the part of all involved.

  • University of Connecticut. Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group.
    These plants are known to be invasive or potentially invasive in Connecticut and are on Connecticut's list of Invasive and Potentially Invasive Plants. They are known to be present only in relatively low numbers at limited locations in Connecticut. These species should be considered for control and eradication efforts in the state when resources are available. If you find these species: Report your findings immediately to the CT Invasive Plant Coordinator at reportinvasives@uconn.edu.
  • Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. Invasive Plant Program.
    Workshops are offered to teach people how to identify invasive aquatic plants that occur in Connecticut lakes.

State Specific Threats

Selected Resources

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Partnership

University of Connecticut. Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group.

Federal Government

USDA. NRCS. Connecticut.

State and Local Government

Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station.

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

Academic

University of Connecticut. Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture.
University of Connecticut. College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources.
University of Conecticut. Connecticut Sea Grant.