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Image of a bighead carp

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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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.

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Black Carp

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

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

Boatlift Removal

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

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Boulder Booger

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

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Photo of eggs and nymphs of brown marmorated stink bug

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Eggs and Nymphs

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.

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Illustration of bush honeysuckle leaves, flowers, fruit.

Bush Honeysuckle

Amur bush honeysuckle, Lonicera maackii.

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Illustration of bush honeysuckle leaves, flowers, fruit.

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.

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Bush Honeysuckles Control

Learn to identify and control invasive bush honeysuckles in Missouri.

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

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