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Aphid feeding with stylet mouthpart Aphids, also known as Plant Lice,  make up an extremely large family of insects that feed on plants. Some species feed on foliage, some on twigs and...

Lace bug feeding looks similar to spider mite damage. If I had to pick one insect that is an ornamental pest to be my favorite, it would have to be the lace bug. At first glance these insects look...

This month I wanted to focus on a beneficial insect that often gets overlooked, but serves a critical role in a sound IPM program…Lacewings. Now Lacewings should not be confused with...

Sawflies are this month’s focus insect. Sawflies are in the order Hymenoptera, making them close relatives to ants, bees, and wasps. Adults only have one set of wings and often resemble a...

This month I wanted to discuss an insect pest that causes damage both as a larvae and an adult.. the weevil. Not many insect nursery pests cause damage both during both lifestages, so the weevil is...

Image source http://www.ipm.iastate.edu/ipm/icm/files/images/whiteflyA2merice.jpg This month let’s focus on an insect that is sure to show up in nurseries and greenhouses in the next...