Wisconsin First Detector Network
Wisconsin First Detector Network Coordinator
1575 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706
2013, reboot in 2021
Wisconsin Wasp Watchers monitor the nests of the native stingless wasp, Cerceris fumipennis, which brings metallic wood boring beetles to its nests. These beetles include invasive emerald ash borer and other invasive insects. The Cerceris wasps often drop beetles outside of their nests (which can be found in baseball fields); volunteers collect the dropped beetles and send them in for identification.
Invertebrates (mussels, dragonflies, etc.)
Data Type(s) Collected:
Distribution and Range
# of Volunteers:
Training sessions for new volunteers
Volunteer monitor newsletter
Links to websites of other programs
Data analysis and reporting
Staff consultation with individual monitors
- Supplies provided for volunteers
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