NYC Parks is making important service changes. Find out more about our additional safety precautions, program cancellations, and potential closures before you head to a park or recreation center. For more information, please visit our Service Announcements page. The Asian Longhorned Beetle ALB Anoplophora glabripennis is an invasive beetle that was believed to have arrived in New York from its native China via untreated packing crates and wooden pallets. While active, the beetle was one of the greatest threats facing New York City's urban forest.
Forest pests result when non-native insects and diseases are introduced into an ecosystem and lead to environmental or economic damage. So, what does this mean to Yosemite's visitors? People bringing firewood with them can introduce pests accidentally to the park. Scroll down to see where visitors are permitted to gather wood in the park.
GreenMind creates authoritative and detailed guides to the things you're curious about. If you have a garden or own a home, then this quick and easy guide will help you identify a group of insects that you almost certainly come across on a daily basis: the beetles. Most beetles are harmless, and many are actually quite helpful to both gardeners and homeowners.
Blister beetles are long, narrow plant-feeding insects Meloida that vary in color from yellow to gray. They live in flower beds and grassy fields, and congregate around outdoor lights in the evenings. That is, until you develop a blister or welt that matches the description of blister beetle dermatitis.