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The winners of Invasive Species Contest 2013: Invasive or Non-Native Bugs!

1st Place with 87 points:

From keithp2012: "Japanese Beetle"

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2nd Place with 83 points:

From DaylilySLP: "Oncopeltus fasciatus are invasive in the garden. Here they are devouring my Asclepias tuberosa."

Contest picture by DaylilySLP

3rd Place with 82 points:

From smallwonders: "European Wool Carder Bee - male (Anthidium manicatum) - This European bee was found in Pennsylvania in 1995 & has since migrated to other states. The males are highly aggressive and may have a negative impact on native Anthidium species & the native plants they pollinate."

Contest picture by smallwonders

Runner Up with 73 points:

From Moonpassion: "The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug. Origin China and Japan. I live in Florida zona 10a."

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Runner Up with 70 points:

From Moonpassion: "Metallic green hover fly. Zone 10a, Florida"

Contest picture by Moonpassion

Runner Up with 61 points:

From smallwonders: "Narcissus Bulb Fly (Merodon equestris) - Introduced from Europe to North America. Eggs are laid between the sheath & stem of each bulb. Once the eggs hatch, the maggots will bore down through the outer bulb and eventually bore directly inside the bulb. The maggots will develop fully inside the bulb, but will not pupate until the following spring. Bulb flies have few natural enemies, so they are not easy to control. "

Contest picture by smallwonders

Runner Up with 53 points:

From dragonfly62: "Japanese Beatles are very bad. "

Contest picture by dragonfly62

Runner Up with 50 points:

From pixie62560: "Hornworm on my tomato's, we killed over 100 in one day!"

Contest picture by pixie62560

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