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Yellowjacket Invasion in Hawaii Is Wreaking Havoc with Ecology

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Yellowjackets, which kill or scavenge insects and other protein-rich foods to feed their young, can wreak ecological havoc, says ecologist Erin Wilson of UC Davis.

| November 30, 2010

Davis, Calif. — Yellowjackets, which kill or scavenge insects and other protein-rich foods to feed their young, can wreak ecological havoc, says ecologist Erin Wilson of UC Davis.

The Western yellowjacket, native to the western United States and first discovered in Hawaii in 1977, is like "a vacuum cleaner" and is clearly a threat to native species in Hawaii, said Wilson, a postdoctoral scholar in the Louie Yang lab, UC Davis Department of Entomology.

See Wilson’s webcast on the topic this Wednesday, Dec. 1, from 12:10 to 1 p.m. Click here to join the webcast. The webcast will later be archived on the UC Davis entomology website.

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