Halloween Bug Masks for October!

Here is our very popular Invasive Species Bug Mask collection, just in time for your Halloween preparations! We have both line-drawn versions for coloring in, and pre-colored in with simple bright colors according to the actual true look of the insect. Our masks are great because they meld biologically accurate information with a fun and cartoon-like appearance. They are perfect for your invasive species lesson plan, ecological role playing, and more- whether for Halloween, Earth Day, or any other day!

gypsy moth maskgoldspotted oak borer maskasian longhorned beetle maskwalnut twig beetle maskemerald ash borer mask

(left to right: gypsy moth, goldspotted oak borer, Asian longhorned beetle, walnut twig beetle, and emerald ash borer)

Use the following links to also find all the pre-colored masks in FRENCH for use in Canada or any other need: gypsy moth, Asian longhorned beetle, walnut twig beetle, and emerald ash borer)

Click on any image to take you to that file; choose either a pre-colored invasive insect mask, its corresponding line-drawn bug mask, or download both masks for a given species for whatever uses you might have. Please note that the gypsy moth mask comes in male and female moth forms (2 pages, only male moth is shown in the image preview) and the Asian longhorned beetle mask comes with a separate page to print the long antennae.

To help you select a mask that applies well to the trees and issues where you live and work, below we’ve suggested two or three species for of the USA’s and Canada’s basic regions. However, these are just suggestions, so feel free to use any and all insects if you’d like. Enjoy!

Northeastern USA, Mid Atlantic USA, and Eastern Canada

  • Emerald ash borer and Asian longhorned beetle

Great Lakes USA and Central Canada

  • Asian longhorned beetle, emerald ash borer, and gypsy moth

Midwestern USA and Great Plains USA

  • Emerald ash borer and walnut twig beetle 

Interior Western USA

  • Emerald ash borer and gypsy moth

Southwestern USA

  • Asian longhorned beetle and goldspotted oak borer

Pacific Northwestern USA and Western Canada

  • Asian longhorned beetle, emerald ash borer, and gypsy moth

Southeastern US

  • Emerald ash borer and Asian longhorned beetle

Free Resources for Tree Check Month

August is Tree Check Month! Everyone is encouraged to take 10 minutes to check their trees for signs of the Asian longhorned beetle. To help you learn about the beetle, or to provide materials for your outreach needs, we've rounded up all the best free resources that we could find!

Infographics and Handouts:

Fun Outreach Items for Kids:

Social Media Tips:

Educational Videos:

Blogs and News Releases:

General Information: