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Invertebrate Species

Invertebrate species are animals which lack hard internal bones, specifically a spine or backbone. Example species include: spiders and other insects; squids; sponges; flatworms; jellyfish; roundworms; segmented worms; and others. Invertebrate species make up to 97% of all animal species.


North Central IPM Center.

Fire Ant

USDA, Agricultural Research Service

Fire ants damage crops, livestock, and electronics, and sting people. This cooperative project aims to control the fire ant population in participating states through enhanced biocontrol rather than chemical insecticides.

Invertebrate Species News

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Adult Cacutus Moth (Cactoblastis cactorum). Dale Habeck.

Final Report to the International Atomic Energy Agency

Poised to spread to Mexico and the southwestern United States, the cactoblastis cactorum, or cactus moth, poses a serious threat to prickly pear cactus, a key source of food, medicine and fodder in these areas. Species Profile

USDA. Agricultural Research Service

In comparison to the B biotype whitefly , the Q biotype is less susceptible to many pesticide types, leaving fewer chemical options for control, increasing concern that insecticide resistance may develop more rapidly with Q.