Virginia Invasive Species Council

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Species Profiles

Twelve invasive species

Introduction

The following descriptions of 12 invasive species represent a diverse range of invasive organisms. It is important to note that these are in no way to be considered the priority species in Virginia, rather they were selected to describe the breadth of the issues. The species included in this list meet one or more of the following criteria:

Keep Out! Examples of invasive species not yet established in Virginia where prevention is the key strategy.

zebra mussel Zebra Mussel


Sirex Wood Wasp Sirex Wood Wasp


Rusty Crayfish Rusty Crayfish


Sudden Oak Death Sudden Oak Death/Ramorum Blight


Chinese Mitten Crab Chinese Mitten Crab

 

Arrived! These species have recently become established in Virginia.

Emerald Ash Borer Emerald Ash Borer


Chinese Mitten Crab Northern Snakehead Fish


Go Away! Examples of species that are established in Virginia where control and management are the key strategies.

Tree of Heaven Tree-of-heaven

Japanese Stilt Grass Japanese Stilt Grass


Rapa Whelk Rapa Whelk


Imported Fire Ant Imported Fire Ant


Phragmites Phragmites