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Red headed flea beetle on hydrangea with feeding damage and frass. Photo: SD Frank

Red Headed Flea Beetles in Nurseries

Adapted from original content by Danny Lauderdale. Several growers have reported red headed flea beetle adults on plants that …

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 …

Aphids on an iris flower. Photo: SD Frank

Aphids on Landscape Plants

This time of year aphids start popping up on almost everything. Some aphids are specialized to feed on one or …

Cover photo for New Stink Bug Thresholds in Corn

New Stink Bug Thresholds in Corn

A recent NC State University graduate student, Arun Babu, has worked to generate new thresholds for stink bugs in …

Oak erriococcid scales on willow oak. Photo: SD FRank

Oak Felt Scales

Oak eriococcin scales, Eriococcus quercus, are one of the earliest scale insects to produce eggs, and thus crawlers, in …