Down East 2013 ©
Two Maine Forest Service entomologists were given top prizes for their invasive bug costumes at a national consortium on forest insects and diseases.
Allison Kanoti took “Most Creative Costume” for her hemlock woolly adelgid-elongate hemlock scale costume, while Anne Bills, Maine Department of Agriculture forest pest outreach coordinator, won “Most Scientifically Accurate” for her Asian longhorned beetle costume. The costume competition was held during the Continental Dialogue meeting on Non-Native Forest Insects and Diseases at an event known as PestFest 2010 at Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass.
Read more and see a photo of their costumes at the Bangor Daily News.