Wednesday, September 05, 2007

New And Notable

Recent arrivals in the US and beyond:

  • The Suriname toad (Pipa pipa) was discovered in Puerto Rico.
  • The Quagga mussel (Dreissena rostriformis bugensis) continues to be sighted in Southern California. Also, a Dreissena sp. was discovered in Arizona - the first record for the genus in that state.
  • The Oriental weatherfish (Misgurnus anguillicaudatus) has been discovered in a small pond in New Jersey.
  • India has a new species of fruit fly (Bactrocera invadens), the same one that has been spreading across Africa.
  • Pink meadowsweet (Spiraea alba 'rosea') has naturalized in Belgium (via the ALIENS-L listserver)

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