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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

A Washakie County invasion

Elm seed bug migrates from Asia, via Idaho


April 13, 2018

WORLAND – A new species of bug has arrived in Washakie County, and has multiplied to the point that state entomologists and pest control specialists have taken notice. Originating in Asia, where they feed on the elm family of trees, the elm seed bug was first noticed in Idaho in 2012.

“Jarrod Glanz [with Washakie County Weed and Pest] notified me of a sudden, significant elm seed bug population around March, and we identified it fairly quickly,” said University of Wyoming Assistant Extension Entomologist Scott Schell. “They probably hitchhiked from Idaho on an agriculture truck, and...

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