PhD Student Discusses Bug Invasion With CBC News

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Morgan JacksonEnvironmental sciences PhD candidate Morgan Jackson was interviewed by CBC News Oct. 8 on the prevalence of boxelder bugs in Toronto. The insects’ favoured egg-laying trees are plentiful in North York and Etobicoke. He said the dry summer contributed to the bugs’ population explosion. Jackson works with the U of G Insect Collection, is technical editor of the Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification (a web-based journal about insects), and studies biodiversity and taxonomy.