The following are insect species that are considered invasive to Nebraska.
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Emerald Ash Borer
Agrilus planipennis Ledeb.
Wood boring insect that leaves D-shaped borer holes along tree trunks, and larval galleries under bark.
Planthopper with 70 plant hosts. Poses a serious economic threat to multiple U.S. industries, including viticulture, soft fruits (including grapes, hops and stone fruits), ornamentals and timber (Urban et al.)
Asian Jumping Worm
They feed on leaf litter and mulch, and the soil they leave behind is dry, depriving trees and other plants of essential nutrients.
Asian Longhorned Beetle
Presence characterized by exit holes in tree, larval galleries under bark, or out-of-season yellowing of leaves.
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
Feeds on various crops. Leaves small necrotic spots on fruit and leaf surfaces.
Cereal Leaf Beetle
Damages grain crops by feeding on leaves. Markings on leaves resemble elongated slits.
Causes skeletonized leaves and defoliation of host plants. Root damage to lawns caused by the larvae.
Mountain Pine Beetle
Bore holes in trees leaving sawdust. Causes blue stained wood from the beetle’s fungus.
Pine Shoot Beetle
Causes wilting on new branch shoots, stunted tree growth. Larval galleries feed throughout the trees.
Sirex noctilio F.
Causes foliage to wilt and change color to red. Leaves resin beads from egg laying sites. Bores holes in tree.