Asian Longhorned Beetle | INVASIVE SPECIES

Anoplophora glabripennis
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Play: Place this card on any hardwood tree species (maple, willow, oak).
Effect: The tree species must immediately be removed. You may leave this card on the table to show this space is invaded by this beetle, and no other hardwood tree may be played here.

Graphic by US Department of Agriculture

Emerald Ash Borer | INVASIVE SPECIES

Agrilus planipennis
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Play: Place this card on any Ash tree species.
Effect: The Ash tree species must immediately be removed. You may leave this card on the table to show this space is invaded by emerald ash borer, and no other Ash tree may be played here.

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Black Fly

Simulium spp.
Scale 4 Diat: herbivore , Hierachy 2
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2 POINTS

Play: Can eat mammals. Has a MOVE of 2

Fact: Add insult to injury. When black fly bites you, it uses your blood to reproduce and make more black flies. Only females bite.

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Graphic by Fyn Kynd Photographywww.flickr.com/photos/79452129@N02/
Simulium is a genus of black flies, which may transmit diseases such as onchocerciasis (river blindness). It is a large genus with several hundred species, and 41 subgenera.[1] The flies are pool feeders. Their saliva, which contains anticoagulants, a number of enzymes and histamine, is mixed with the blood, preventing clotting until it is ingested […] read more

Black Fly

Simulium spp.
Scale 4 Diat: herbivore , Hierachy 2
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2 POINTS

Play Can eat mammals. Has a MOVE of 2

Fact: Boreal biologists often recite the following zen koan to maintain sanity: “Time’s fun when you’re having flies” -Kermit the Frog.

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Graphic by Elly Knighttwitter.com/ellycknight
Simulium is a genus of black flies, which may transmit diseases such as onchocerciasis (river blindness). It is a large genus with several hundred species, and 41 subgenera.[1] The flies are pool feeders. Their saliva, which contains anticoagulants, a number of enzymes and histamine, is mixed with the blood, preventing clotting until it is ingested […] read more

Mosquitoes

Cules, Anopheles, & Aedes spp.
Scale 3 Diat: herbivore , Hierachy 2
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2 POINTS

Play: Can eat mammals. Has a MOVE of 2.

Fact: The food chain in the boreal forest would collapse without the hordes of mosquitoes that provide food for many mammals.

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Graphic by Donald Solick
Anopheles /əˈnɒfᵻliːz/[1] (Greek anofelís: “useless”[2]) is a genus of mosquito first described and named by J. W. Meigen in 1818.[3] About 460 species are recognised; while over 100 can transmit human malaria, only 30–40 commonly transmit parasites of the genus Plasmodium, which cause malaria in humans in endemic areas. Anopheles gambiae is one of the […] read more

Mosquitoes

Culex, Anopheles, & Aedes spp.
Scale 3 Diat: herbivore , Hierachy 2
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2 POINTS

Play: Can eat mammals. Has a MOVE of 2

Fact The clouds of mosquitoees in the boreal forest are due to the abundance of wetlands, which mosquitoes require for breeding.

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Graphic by Jonathan DeMoorwww.borealisimages.ca/
Culex is a genus of mosquitoes, several species of which serve as vectors of one or more important diseases of birds, humans and other animals. The diseases they vector include arbovirus infections such as West Nile virus, Japanese encephalitis, or St. Louis encephalitis, but also filariasis, and avian malaria. They occur worldwide except for the […] read more