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)

In-season maps

Latest in-season survey maps with associated risk levels.

Bertha armyworm

Cabbage seedpod weevil


Diamondback moth

Wheat midge

Insect online reporting tools

Cabbage seedpod weevil


Insect survey and forecast maps

Bertha armyworm

Cabbage seedpod weevil


Pea leaf weevil

Wheat midge

Wheat stem sawfly


Identifying and Scouting Wheat Midge in Alberta

Field Scouting for Bertha Armyworm

Sweeping Canola for Lygus Bugs

Building a Bertha Armyworm Trap

Proper Sweepnet Technique for the Cabbage Seedpod Weevil

Building a Wheat Midge Trap

Building a Swede Midge Trap

Building a Diamondback Moth Trap

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 Striacosta albicosta (PDF, 3 MB)

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


About crop insects

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