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Record Cold Digs Into Invasive Insect Population, But Won't Lead To Total Wipeout

By Nick Visser

From AccuWeather’s Mark Leberfinger:

The brutally cold winter of 2013-14 has put a dent in the invasive insect population, but it won’t be a total wipeout, according to experts.

The severe cold that certain areas of the United States experienced this January will undoubtedly impact certain organisms, especially those that are not well adapted to survive cold winters, Thomas P. Kuhar, an entomology professor at Virginia Tech University, said.

“These include some warmer-climate species that have moved into more northerly climates over the past decades of warmer years,” Kuhar said. “They also include species that are not well protected from the …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green