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Insects: Recent News of Insect Population Decline & Concerns Over Insect Pests in Maine

Isaac Merson

 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