Study at Penn State to Examine Potential for Birds to Eat Spotted Lanternfly

As we all learn more about the spotted lanternfly, an invasive insect detected in North America in 2014 in eastern Pennsylvania, there are a lot of research being conducted to gain that knowledge. Today's BYGL Alert is a shared article from Penn State University via Penn State News on October, 7, 2020 on one such project that will be encouraging citizen scientists to participate and contribute their observations in the field. The media contact is Amy Duke from Penn State. 
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Amy Stone

Fall 2020 Webinar Series on Invasives, Emerald Ash Borer University - The Green Tree Killing Insect and More!

We’re excited to announce the fall Emerald Ash Borer University lineup! This fall we will be hosting webinars on a wide range of topics on Thursdays at 11:00 AM ET. If you can’t attend the live webinar we will also post recordings. Sign up to watch the live webinars or be notified when the recordings are posted. Please share this announcement with anyone you think might be interested!
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Turfgrass Times, 10.02.2020

As the season is winding down, so are the Turfgrass Times, a video of the latest and greatest turfgrass information from the OSU turfgrass team. This week's participants included: Dr. David Gardner; Dr. Ed Nangle; Joe Rimelspach; Dr. Pamela Sherratt; Dr. Dave Shetlar (aka the Bug Doc); and Dr. Karl Danneberger. 
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Garden Peony Clean-Up boggs.47@osu.edu Fri, 10/02/2020 - 12:44
When many of us think of Garden Peonies (Paeonia spp.), a grandmother's garden may come to mind. These non-natives have been around for a long time. It's not unusual to find clumps of peonies growing where old homes once stood. However, this old group of perennial flowering plants has seen a resurgence in recent years along with several diseases.
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Are Oaks Raining Tribbles?

Curtis Young (OSU Extension, Van Wert County) has regaled participants of our weekly BYGL Zoom Inservice with pictures of fuzzy, deep-red leaf galls on red and pin oaks for a couple of weeks. Ann Chanon (OSU Extension, Loraine County) also showed the group pictures of the galls taken on an oak in a landscape in her county.
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This Friday's Escape to the Forest - Birds of Ohio Shores: Diversity, Ecology and Management of Shorebirds in Ohio

This Friday's Ohio State University Woodland Stewards Escape to the Forest is on Birds of Ohio Shores: Diversity, Ecology and Management of Shorebirds in Ohio. The virtual program will begin at 10 am and conclude by 12 pm. To register for this free program, go to: https://go.osu.edu/shorebirds
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Amy Stone
Marne Titchenell
Kathy Smith

Spotted Lanternfly Traps Deployed In Ohio

While we have posted BYGL alerts to encourage Ohioans to be on the look-out for signs and symptoms of a spotted lanternfly (SLF) (Lycorma delicatula (White)) infestation in the buckeye state, there is another tool that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) are using in locations associated with transportation opportunities the SLF might be utilizing to aid its movement (i.e., road side rest areas, truck stops, or near railways). We realize that although this insect can spread on its own, usually on a limited basis, the greatest threat...
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Amy Stone
Thomas deHaas

Antlions Roar Again!

The last time I saw a sizable collection of pit-trapping antlions (Myrmeleon immaculatus, family Myrmeleontidae) in southwest Ohio was in 2017. The conical pits created by one of my favorite insects have been a rarity since then. That’s why I was thrilled to come across large numbers of pits today in Sharon Woods which is part of Great Parks of Hamilton County in the southwest part of the state.
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Act Now to Prevent Fall Invaders!

It won't be long before fall home-invading insects start appearing on our doorsteps in search of winter quarters. The unwelcomed guests may include Boxelder Bugs; Western Conifer Seed Bugs; and Magnolia Seed Bugs. Of course, the two most notorious fall marauders are the Multicolored Asian Lady Beetles and Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs. These non-natives have a deserved reputation for invading homes in huge numbers.
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