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Photo of an Asian longhorned beetle on a log near its exit hole

Asian Longhorned Beetle With Exit Hole

The Asian longhorned beetle lives for three years as a larva or pupa before it matures. When the adult beetle emerges, it leaves behind a hole 3/8 inch in diameter. Wood shavings may be found around the base of infested trees or coming out of the hole.

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Asian Silver Carp

Gathering the main ingredient for an Asian carp eat-a-thon was easy, as silver carp eagerly volunteered.

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Invasive autumn olive in fruit

Autumn Olive

Elaeagnus umbellata
This shrub can be found all over the state, since it was planted widely with the best of intentions. Despite its “pros,” this species has proven to be very invasive. It threatens native ecosystems and should not be planted.

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Autumn Olive, fruit

Autumn Olive (Fruit)

Fruits ripen from pink to red, with speckles. They are finely dotted with pale scales and are produced in abundance each year.

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Autumn olive, underside of leaf

Autumn Olive (Underside of Leaf)

The lower surface is covered with silvery white scales, a conspicuous characteristic that can be seen from a distance.

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Invasive autumn olive in fruit

Autumn Olive Control

Learn to identify and control this highly invasive non-native shrubby tree in Missouri.

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Learn how to identify and control autumn olive, an invasive shrub that degrades native wildlife habitat throughout most of Missouri.

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Avian Aliens

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Starlings and house sparrows have found a home in the U.S.

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Manage your Missouri land to help this endangered species.

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Bighead Carp

Hypophthalmichthys nobilis
This invasive Asian carp is not as frequent a jumper as its cousin, the silver carp, but it also leaps from the water when disturbed, threatening boaters' safety.

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