This is a rebroadcast of an earlier show (original air date April 16, 2019); no calls will be taken.
Several different invasive pests have caused severe harm in Maine, from the brown-tailed moth to the emerald ash borer. At the same time, the overall insect population is in sharp decline. We'll learn about insects and their effects on humans from a panel of experts.
Sarah Haggerty, conservation biologist and GIS manager, Maine Audubon
Charlene Donahue, president, Maine Entomological Society
Phillip deMaynadier (by phone), wildlife biologist, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
- Maine Launching Urgent Effort To Survey Insect Population Following 'Stunning' Declines Globally
- 40 Percent Of Insect Species Could Go Extinct In Coming Decades, Study Finds
- Dana Wilde: A catastrophic decline of insects
- Why insect populations are plummeting—and why it matters
- Insect and bird populations declining dramatically in Germany
- Save our bugs! How to avert an insect Armageddon
- The Scourge at Maine's Door: The emerald ash borer threatens to kill all of Maine’s ash trees, and the roots of tribal culture
- Live larvae of destructive emerald ash borer found in York County for first time
- Maine eyes expanding gypsy-moth quarantine statewide
- "Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants," by Doug Tallamy
- ‘Lazy lawn mowers’ can help support suburban biodiversity