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Oak lace bugs in multiple stages with fecal spots. Photo: SD Frank

Lace Bugs on Landscape Plants

This week I have seen a couple species of lace bugs active on landscape plants. Yes, there are over …

Rose sawfly on a rose leaf. Photo: SD Frank

Sawflies on Roses

For the past several weeks I have noticed damage to the leaves of my roses. Each year this happens and …

False oleander scales. Photo: SD Frank

Monitor False Oleander Scales

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

Imported will leaf beetle on willow. Photo: SD Frank

Imported Willow Leaf Beetles

Imported willow leaf beetle (Plagiodera versicolor) are common on willows in landscapes and natural areas. Most of year adults and …

Crape myrtle aphids. Photo: SD Frank

Crape Myrtle Aphids

Crape myrtles are among the most commonly planted trees in the Southeast. The two main pests are crape myrtle …

Twospotted spider mites and webbing on a butterfly bush leaf. Photo: SD Frank

Scout for Twospotted Spider Mites

Twospotted spider mites are probably the most common spider mite species to damage ornamental plants, fruits, vegetables, and others. Twospotted …

Eastern tent caterpillar feeding on a cherry leaf. Photo: SD Frank

Eastern Tent Caterpillars

Eastern tent caterpillars are common native insects that create silk webs or ‘tents’ in the branch crotches of some …

Cover photo for New Factsheet: Bermudagrass Mites

New Factsheet: Bermudagrass Mites

A new factsheet was released to the Extension Resource Database on bermudagrass mites. Bermudagrass mites are tiny, worm-like arachnids present …

Boxwood leafminer adult. Photo: SD Frank

Boxwood Leafminers Active

Amanda Taylor, Area Specialized Agent – Nursery and Greenhouse alerted us that Boxwood leafminer adults are active in the …

Oak eriococcid scales on a willow oak twig. Photo: AG Dale

Felt Scales on Oaks

Felt scales are a family of scales that include azalea bark scale (Acanthococcus azaleae), crape myrtle bark scale (Acanthococcus …

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