Friday, April 29, 2016

Episode 19: Selenium vs Ants with Deborah De La Riva

Greetings bug lovers and welcome to episode 19 of Arthro-Pod!

Today we meet up with Deborah De La Riva of the University of California Riverside to learn all about ants, pollutants, and entomology outreach in California!

Plus: What the heck is a lilac-ash borer?
Do bed bugs have a favorite color? 
Are some moths learning to avoid light? 
Tune in to find out!

Check out the UCR Insect Fair's social media reach at these links:

And, be sure to donate a bit of cash at their GoFundMe page!

Pest Profile
Lilac-ash borer

The lilac-ash borer is a native clearwing borer moth. It lives in and feeds on ash, lilac, and privet but can also be easily controlled through proper integrated pest management tactics

Extension publications on lilac-ash borer:

Entomology Today News

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