Alex (Alexandria) Wenninger

Joined: May 25, 2017 Last Active: Jun 03, 2023 iNaturalist

Entomologist with a strong hymenopteran bias. I did my MS in Fairbanks, Alaska where I studied ants and parasitoid/predatory wasps as predators in forest successional contexts. Lately I have taken an interest in aculeate wasps. I work for the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service based out of Anchorage, AK.

email: akwenninger (at) alaska (dot) edu

Recent interests:
The chokecherry midge (Contarinia virginianiae) as a natural enemy of invasive chokecherry (Prunus virginiana) in Alaska. This insect has been found in Anchorage, AK but I am keeping an eye out for observations outside Anchorage.
For more information on this insect in Alaska see:
Wenninger, A. 2022. Notes on the chokecherry midge: A new insect species record for Alaska and natural enemy of invasive chokecherry. Newsletter of the Alaska Entomological Society 15(1): 2-5.

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