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Priority Invasives


Terrestrial Priorities

  1. Adelges tsugae                           Hemlock Woolly Adelgid
  2. Agrilus planipennis                     Emerald Ash Borer
  3. Cirsium arvense                         Canada Thistle
  4. Cynanchum louiseae                  Black Swallow-wort
  5. Cynanchum rossicum                 Pale Swallow-wort
  6. Lonicera spp.                              Bush Honeysuckles
  7. Phalaris arundinacea                  Reed Canary Grass
  8. Phragmites australis                   Phragmites, Common Reed
  9. Reynoutria spp.                          Knotweeds
  10. Rhamnus cathartica                   Common Buckthorn

Aquatic Priorities

  1. Corbicula fluminea                          Asian Clam
  2. Hemimysis anomala                       Bloody Red Shrimp
  3. Hydrilla verticillata                          Hydrilla
  4. Hydrocharis morus-ranae              European Frog-bit
  5. Orconectes rusticus                       Rusty Crayfish
  6. Scardinius erythrophthalmus         Rudd
  7. Trapa natans                                  Water Chestnut

Early Detection Priorities

  1. Anoplophora glabripennis             Asian Longhorned Beetle
  2. Brachypodium sylvaticum             Slender False Brome
  3. Channa argus                               Northern Snakehead
  4. Eichhornia crassipes                      Water Hyacinth
  5. Hypophthalmichthys molitrix          Silver Carp
  6. Hypophthalmichthys nobilis           Bighead Carp
  7. Microstegium vimineum                 Japanese Stiltgrass
  8. Persicaria perfoliata                       Mile-a-Minute Vine
  9. Pistia stratiotes                               Water Lettuce


WNY PRISM developed our regional priorities through our Terrestrial Working Group and Aquatic Working Group. These Working Groups are continuing with the development of early detection/rapid response protocols and identifying needs within WNY. Working Groups communicate through in-person meetings and email. If you are interested in being part of our Working Groups, please contact Andrea Locke, WNY PRISM Coordinator ([email protected]).