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Perry featured in Woodlands, Water & Wildlife Newsletter

Oct. 18, 2023

Kayla Perry, assistant professor of forest entomology in the CFAES department of entomology recently authored an informative article on the invasive jumping worm that is the front page article in the Fall 2023 edition of the OHIO Woodlands, Water, & Wildlife Newsletter. Learn about this invasive species and what you can do to help prevent the spread!

"Jumping worms, also known as crazy worms, snake worms, or Alabama jumpers, are native to eastern Asia. The common names describe their behavior and come from the quick thrashing snake-like movements made by the worms when disturbed."

"Research on the short- and long-term ecological effects of these worms in forests is ongoing, as well as work that investigates potential control strategies. Do your part and report any suspected jumping worm populations using the Great Lakes Early Detection Network App (GLEDN;"