Species of Interest

Want to sharpen your invasive species identification skills?

  • Use the guides: There are many helpful identification guides available as free PDFs on the web. We have compiled some of our favorites here.

  • Test yourself: The Midwest Invasive Species Information Network has created a series of wonderful Species Training Modules.

  • Browse through the seasons below to find identifying clues of invasive species found in New York.  If you know the common name of the species you are looking for, you can select from the list at the bottom of the page.

  • Contact your local PRISM to find out which species are of high priority and early detection in your region. 

Search for an invasive either by season or alphabetically by species type and common name.

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Oriental bittersweet Photo by: Martin LaBar, CC By-NC 2.0

Hemlock woolly adelgid Photo by: Bruce Watt, University of Maine, Bugwood.org

Hemlock woolly adelgid adult Photo by: Kelly Oten, North Carolina Forest Service, Bugwood.org


Invasive Species Training Modules

Check out these tutorials and quizzes created by Michigan Natural Features Inventory and Midwest Invasive Species Information Network.

Brown Marmorated Stinkbug

Are you looking for information about a specific species or group of species?

For a more comprehensive list, visit www.imapinvasives.org/identification-guides.  If you still can't find what you are looking for, email us at imapinvasives@nynhp.org and we will be happy to assist you.

Check out some of the target species in NYS!


Contact Us:

New York Natural Heritage Program 

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Albany, NY  12203

T: 518-402-8913

E: imapinvasives@dec.ny.gov

iMapInvasives is managed by the New York Natural Heritage Program (NYNHP), which is a partnership between SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, with funding from the New York State Environmental Protection Fund.

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Photo by Chris Evans, University of Illinois, Bugwood.org CC-NC 3.0