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June 2013

Predator Beetle Success in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The National Park Service reports success in its efforts to protect hemlocks by establishing long-term biological control of HWA in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. And they attribute this success to releases of the Sasajiscymnus tsugae (Sasi/St) beetleĀ  from Japan: ā€œResearchers at UT found one of the original predator beetle …