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Silverfish: They are Silver, but They're Not Fish

Silverfish and firebrats are about a half-inch long, wingless, flat insects with two long, slender antennae on the front and three long, slender "bristles" at the rear of a tapered, carrot-shaped body.  As a kid those three bristles held at right angles always seemed to add to my presumption that there were perhaps an alien listening device and not insects at all.  Most silverfish and firebrats are covered with scales (similar to those on butterfly wings) that have a silvery sheen in the case of silverfish. Read more about Silverfish: They are Silver, but They're Not Fish

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Beneficial Insect to Be Released in Allamakee County to Help Manage Emerald Ash Borer

July 28, 2016, 7:41 am | Dustin Vande Hoef, Kevin Baskins, Laura Sternweis

Beneficial insects will be introduced next week at Mount Hosmer City Park in Lansing for the biocontrol of emerald ash borer. This control approach known as biological control reunites natural enemies with an invasive pest, in this case to help suppress EAB populations. Read more about Beneficial Insect to Be Released in Allamakee County to Help Manage Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Clarke County

November 28, 2016, 10:17 am | Dustin Vande Hoef, Julie Sparks, Laura Sternweis

Emerald ash borer, an invasive beetle that attacks and kills all ash species, has been positively identified in the city of Osceola in Clarke County. Since the first Iowa detection in 2010, EAB has now been confirmed in 39 counties. Read more about Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Clarke County

Emerald Ash Borer Found in Greene and Wayne Counties, Iowa

March 10, 2017, 8:53 am | Dustin Vande Hoef, Julie Sparks, Laura Sternweis

The emerald ash borer, an exotic species of beetle that attacks and decimates ash trees, has been confirmed in Greene and Wayne counties. Native to Asia, EAB has now made its way to 43 counties in Iowa. Read more about Emerald Ash Borer Found in Greene and Wayne Counties, Iowa

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