Asian Chestnut Gall Wasp (ACGW) in Kentucky

The Asian Chestnut Gall Wasp Dryocosmus kuriphilus (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) is stidued in the laboratory of Dr. Lynne Rieske-Kinney, Professor - Forest Entomology. Chestnut production and chestnut restoration efforts throughout the USA are threatened by the persistent spread of this exotic, invasive insect. All Castanea species are susceptible.