Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Arthro-Pod EP 101: Dealing with Invasive Beetles and Spiders with Dr. David Coyle

 Howdy bug lovers! We're back after our 100th episode celebration and the Arthro-Pod gang is joined by Dr. David Coyle of Clemson to talk about some problematic invasive species. The first is Asian longhorn beetle, a wood boring pest that can cause extensive issues for city landscapes and forests. David ended up with this big beetle in his state last year during the early stages of the pandemic, further complicating the problem. We also discuss the latest on the Joro spider, a problematic arachnid that seems to like the state of Georgia. Will it be the next "murder hornet" that captures everyone's attention? Tune in and find out!

Show Notes

Clemson Profile: https://www.clemson.edu/cafls/faculty_staff/profiles/dcoyle 

Forest Health Southern Regional Extension Forestry http://southernforesthealth.net/

Asian Longhorn beetle https://www.clemson.edu/public/regulatory/plant-industry/plant-pest-regulations/state-plant-pest-information/pest-alerts/alb.html

Joro Spider

A Joro spider chilling on Dr. Coyle's hand

UGA Scientists confirm first North American record of East Asian Joro Spider

UGA Today https://news.uga.edu/first-north-american-record-east-asian-joro-spider-0315/

Nephila clavata L Koch, the Joro Spider of East Asia, newly recording from North America (Araneae: Nephilidae)

2015 Hoebeke, Huffmaster, Freeman https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4327315/

Asian Joro spiders are starting to populate across SC, other Southeastern states https://www.postandcourier.com/environment/large-asian-joro-spiders-are-starting-to-populate-across-sc-other-southeastern-states/article_1e06cdf4-40b8-11ec-ba76-ef0783436c4d.html

Bradford Pear Bounty: https://news.clemson.edu/clemsons-campaign-against-invasive-bradford-pear-adds-new-location-in-second-year/

Dr David Coyle’s Contact Info:

Twitter: @DrDaveCoyle

Instagram: drdavecoyle

TikTok: drdavecoyle 

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David Coyle, model of safety