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Asian giant hornet found in Abbotsford

Abbotsford-area beekeepers and residents are being asked to report if they see any Asian giant hornets (Vespa mandarinia), following the discovery of one hornet in the 7000 block of Bradner Road on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020.

Though Asian giant hornet activity declines rapidly as colder temperatures arrive, people are encouraged to report possible findings. This can be done through calling the Invasive Species Council of BC at 1 888 933-3722, via the council’s Report Invasives mobile phone app or at: https://bcinvasives.ca/report

Forage Pest Update Spring 2020

True Armyworm:  Moth catching is underway on Vancouver Island and the Fraser Valley for this species, Mythimna unipuncta.  So far,  there have been sustained catches of moths on Vancouver Island, but no sign of Armyworm larvae in grass hay or corn.  In the Fraser Valley,  we are catching only about 1 moth per week so very low numbers and not of concern.  

Colleagues in WA and CA are also trapping for True Armyworm and will provide moths for the wing analysis by Dr.