Falmouth, MA 02540
Join The 300 Committee and the Salt Pond Areas Bird Sanctuaries for their exciting Winter and Spring Speaker Series. This month, Joseph Elkinton, Ph.D., professor of entomology in the Department of Environmental Conservation at UMass Amherst, will present information on the population dynamics and biological control of invasive forest insects.
Dr. Elkinton is currently involved with efforts to introduce predators and parasites to control winter moths and similar pests. He and his research team have been working on the importation of a fly called Cyzenis albicans, whose only prey is the winter moth. They have introduced this parasitic fly at numerous sites on Cape Cod, with some success in reducing the moth population. It is hoped that continued efforts will combat the pests that are killing our trees. Join the talk to learn more!