COVID-19 response

In this time of physical distancing, we ask that if you see survey workers working in your field or parked on the roadside, please maintain the 2 metres social distancing recommendation. This will help to keep us all safe as we work to support the agriculture industry in Alberta.

Overview

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 Shelley Barkley by email at shelley.barkley@gov.ab.ca.

Field entry protocol (PDF, 397 KB)

Live Feed Maps

Bertha armyworm

Cabbage seedpod weevil

Cutworm

Diamondback Moth

Wheat midge

Reporting Tools

Cabbage seedpod weevil

Cutworm

Insect survey and forecast maps

Videos

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.

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

Resources

Crop insect information

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