What is an Invasive Species?

An invasive species is a non-native organism (plant, animal or disease) that can or does harm a new environment. Invasive species can be a relocated native species that does harm in its new home or an invasive species can be a foreign species from another continent.


MOST invasive species are moved by humans!


Invasive Species
Short List:

  • Asian Citrus Psyllid
  • Asian Longhorned Beetle
  • Emerald Ash Borer
  • European Grapevine Moth
  • Goldspotted Oak Borer
  • Gypsy Moth


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