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Biological Control of HWA at Biltmore Estate

Here is the beetles-eye-view experienced by a colony of Sasi/St predator beetles (Sasajiscymnus tsugae) that were released at Biltmore Estate in Asheville NC in May 2013. The location of this release was the hemlock forest above the statue of Diana, goddess of the hunt. So perhaps she is enjoying watching …

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 …