Asian long-horned beetles are a threat to New York's woodlands.

The clitellum or collar of the jumping worm goes all the way around the body and is smooth. The worms are very active and have a sheen to them.  When disturbed, the jumping worm (amyhthas agretis) will actively trash and flip, slither snake-like, and may shed their tails.
Image by Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

The jumping, crazy, or snake worm has been found locally

Adult Emerald Ash Borer

The Emerald Ash Borer is killing ash trees in the region

tick

Protect yourself and your pets from deer ticks

Invasive Pests


What is an Invasive Species?

Invasive species are non-native species that can cause harm to the environment, the economy or to human health. Invasives come from all around the world. As international trade increases, so does the rate of invasive species introductions. Invasive species are one of the greatest threats to New York's biodiversity. They cause or contribute to: habitat degradation and loss; the loss of native fish, wildlife and tree species; the loss of recreational opportunities and income; and crop damage and diseases in humans and livestock ( from the New York Dept. of Environmental Conservation).

Contact

Connor Young
Team Leader, Environment and Natural Resources
chy32@cornell.edu
518-622-9820 x113

Last updated October 23, 2019