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Thursday Night Nature: Invasive Insects (Virtual Program)

Thursday, July 9 7:00 pm
Thursday, July 9 8:00 pm


Washington State has successfully eradicated the citrus longhorned beetle and multiple introductions of Asian and European gypsy moths. The state has kept out Japanese beetles and are now gearing up to win the fight against the Asian giant hornet. Learn the secrets to the state’s success from Sven-Erik Spichiger, the state Department of Agriculture’s managing entomologist.

Presented By: Sven-Erik Spichiger
Sven-Erik Spichiger is the Washington State Department of Agriculture’s managing entomologist. He earned a B.S. degree in entomology from Penn State University and an M.S. degree in entomology from Clemson University. Prior to assuming his current job two years ago, he worked for 18 years for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania—first in the state Department of Environmental Protection’s West Nile Virus Mosquito Lab; then as a forest entomologist for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources; and, for 11 years, as the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture state entomologist.



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Fees: Members: $8, non-members: $12

Additional Information: This event will take place over the video conferencing application Zoom. You will receive an email on Thursday confirming your registration and providing you with a link to join the lecture.

Online booking for this program ends on Thursday, July 9, 2020, at 6:00 pm. If you wish to register after the deadline, please email for space availability and reservations.


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Member $8.00, Non-member $12.00