The Alberta Insect Pest Monitoring Network strives to provide timely, accurate insect management information and resources to support Alberta’s agricultural industry. The success of the network depends on its dedicated partners that assist with surveillance, including:

  • agriculture fieldmen
  • applied research associations
  • agronomists
  • producers
  • Alberta Agriculture and Forestry staff

For questions about the network, contact Scott Meers by email at scott.meers@gov.ab.ca.

Field entry protocol (PDF, 180 KB)

Insect survey and forecast maps


Invasive species

If you see any of these insects, capture them in a container and freeze. Record where you captured them and contact us at bugs.r.us@gov.ab.ca.

Crop invasive species

Swede Midge Contarinia nasturtii

If you find damage to canola plants that looks like Swede midge, email bugs.r.us@gov.ab.ca.
or call 310-FARM.

Bronzed Blossom Pollen Beetle Brassicogethes viridescens

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Halyomorpha halys

Japanese Beetle Popillia japonica

Lesser Grain Borer Rhyzopertha dominica

Western Bean Cutworm (PDF, 3.8 MB) Striacosta albicosta

Ornamental invasive species

Asian Longhorned Beetle Anoplophora glabripennis

Emerald Ash Borer Agrilus planipennis

Elm Bark Beetle (Dutch Elm Disease)

Redneck Long-horned Beetle Aromia bungii

Red Lily Beetle Lilioceris lilii


Crop insect information

For information about the Prairie Pest Monitoring Network, visit the Prairie Pest Monitoring Network blog.