EMERALD ASH BORER
Digging into the mysterious packets of seeds deliveries
DETROIT Mysterious seeds from China have been arriving in mailboxes around the country. According to Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural development, the seeds have shown up in 30 States so far, including Michigan. Local 4s Paula Tutmans brother, Fred Tutman, has received numerous deliveries of the mysterious seeds. Those little baggies of seeds could be a Pandoras box of problems and could create creating strongholds of invasive plant species and invasive insect species. Reach out to MDARD if you have received unsolicited seeds in the mail.
6 invasive insects to watch out for in Michigan
In Michigan, beetles and tree-dependent insects dominate the invasive species list. Related: 11 invasive species to watch out for in MichiganHere are 6 invasive Michigan insects to watch out for:Asian Longhorned BeetleWhy we care: This large, showy beetle was accidentally introduced into the U.S. on several occasions, probably in wood crating or pallets shipped from Asia. Native Range: Southeast AsiaU.S. Distribution: Brown marmorated stink bug has been detected in 42 states including Michigan. Non-Watch List SpeciesNon-Watch List species should be reported using the Midwest Invasive Species Information Network (MISIN) online reporting tool or the MISIN smartphone app. Alternately, these species can be reported to the Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area for your region or your local conservation district.