The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, as is the case with my 5 year old son.  I recently asked him on a play-date with a classmate to name his favorite insect and his response surprised me – he said it was the Samurai wasp.  The what you say???  His absorbent little ears heard me telling a friend about the recent discovery of Trissolcus japanicus, AKA the Samurai wasp, in Salt Lake City Utah!!!  Talk about a proud mamma!!!  Check out this recent Utah Pests post about our new neighbor and it’s potential impact on an invasive nuisance and agricultural pest – the brown marmorated stink bug!  Oh happy day!!!

Utah Pests Samurai Wasp Post