Content tagged with "invasive species"

Black Carp

Mylopharyngodon piceus
This large, invasive carp from Asia eats mussels and snails and can damage populations of native mollusks. It is illegal to transport live black carp across state lines. More

Black Carp

Invasive Asian black carp eat native mussels, some of which are critically endangered. More

Boatlift Removal

Photo of zebra-mussel-infested boatlift removed from Smithville Lake
Photo of zebra-mussel-infested boatlift removed from Smithville Lake. More

Boulder Booger

Photo of large didymo clump
This invasive species of algae, commonly known as "rock snot," forms large mats on the bottoms of lakes, river and streams. More

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Eggs and Nymphs

Photo of eggs and nymphs of brown marmorated stink bug
The brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys), a native of southeast Asia, was discovered in Pennsylvania in 1998, apparently having hitched a ride on shipping crates. A pest of fruit trees, soybeans, and many other crops, it is spreading across North America. It has been found in Missouri. These are the eggs and newly hatched nymphs. More

Bush Honeysuckles

Image of a bush honeysuckles
Lonicera maackii (Amur) and Lonicera x bella (Bella)
If you’ve got a giant green thicket in your woods, you may have a bush honeysuckle infestation. These invasive plants are shrubby natives of Asia. Here in America, where they have no natural controls, they leaf out early, grow fast, spread fast and form dense thickets that crowd out Missouri’s native forest plants. More

Bush Honeysuckles Control

Image of a bush honeysuckles
Learn to identify and control invasive bush honeysuckles in Missouri. More

Bush Honeysuckles Invasive Species Fact Sheet

Learn how to identify and control two species of invasive bush honeysuckle in Missouri. More

Callery Pear Invasive Species Fact Sheet

Use this publication to learn how to identify and control the Callery pear, also known as Bradford pear. More

Can't Stand the Heat? Get Out of the Lake!

For the last couple of years, zebra mussels have declined or disappeared from some areas of the Lake. More