NOTICE: COVID-19 UPDATE: The trails and grounds of Connecticut State Parks and Forests are open for solitary outdoor enjoyment. If you plan to visit a park, it should be for solitary recreation, not group activities. Please plan ahead as many amenities and indoor facilities are closed, and visitors must practice social distancing. COVID-19 Updates CT State Parks and Forests

Insects and Invertebrates

The State Insect - The European or "Praying" Mantis (Mantis religiosa)

Identification of Insects Affecting Plants - link to Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES)

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

Asian Longhorned Beetle

Mosquito Management Program - link to State of Connecticut Mosquito Management Program

Tick Testing and Information - link to Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

Integrated Pest Management - link to University of Connecticut

Freshwater Mussels - Links to freshwater mussel fact sheets and the CT Freshwater Mussel Guide.

Endangered/Threatened Species

Butterfly Garden Fact Sheet

Related Information

Invasive Species

DEEP Store

Maps and Spatial Data

Related Organizations

CT Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES)

Home and Garden Education Center - University of Connecticut