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Cover photo for 2019 Grape Insect Pest Survey

2019 Grape Insect Pest Survey

This spring, the Specialty Crop IPM Lab is scouting vineyards in throughout North Carolina in order to track the …

Female carpenter bee drilling hole in spindle

Carpenter Bee Activity

Carpenter bee activity is on the increase. The activity near the end of March and early April was mostly …

Termite wings on a window ledge

Termites "Spring" Into Action

Since I didn’t have any luck with predicting March Madness, I’ll switch to what for many homeowners might be …

False oleander scale on Magnolia grandiflora. Photo: SD Frank

Time to Monitor False Oleander Scales

False oleander scale, Pseudaulacaspis cockerelli, is a tropical and subtropical pest originally from China. It is common throughout many …

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Darkwinged fungus gnat

Darkwinged Fungus Gnats

This Entomology Insect Note describes darkwinged fungus gnats, an insect pest of some field crops, …

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Cyclamen Mite and Broad Mite in Ornamental Plants

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the cyclamen and broad mites, …

Figure 1. Crapemyrtle aphids.

Crapemyrtle Aphid

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the crapemyrtle aphid, a common …

Figure 1. Immature cottony cushion scale insects.

Cottony Cushion Scale

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of cottony cushion scale, an insect …

Claycolored leaf beetles

Claycolored Leaf Beetle

Claycolored leaf beetles are a sporadic pest in the landscape.

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Indian wax scales lay hundreds of eggs.

Indian Wax Scale Insect

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of Indian wax scale, a tiny …

black vine weevil

Black Vine Weevil

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the black vine weevil, an …

Figure 1. Black twig borer damage.

Black Twig Borer

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the black twig borer, an …