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Posts related to Pest News from 2015 (36)

Azalea Caterpillars Feeding

Just a short post here to announce the arrival of azalea caterpillars for this year. Azalea caterpillars, Datana major, …

Late Summer Ambrosia Beetle Attacks

Granulate ambrosia beetles are primary pests of nurseries in spring. However, it seems like every year folks report ambrosia …

Cover photo for Impatiens Necrotic Spot Virus

Impatiens Necrotic Spot Virus

Impatiens necrotic spot virus (INSV) affects ornamental greenhouse crops like impatiens and mums but also many vegetables and herbs. The virus …

Mimosa Webworms Building Nests

Originally posted on ecoIPM.org. Mimosa webworms are active in Raleigh. I saw initial webbing this week. These are annual pests …

Crape Myrtles Are Shedding Bark

Originally posted on ecoIPM.org Every year around this time I get calls and emails from homeowners and landscapers who notice …

Spider Mite Outbreaks

Originally posted on ecoIPM.org Things are heating up and the twospotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae, thrives in hot dry weather. …

Yellow Poplar Weevils

Originally posted on ecoIPM.org I was in Northwestern Pennsylvania last week and found tulip poplar trees with leaves that had …

Hibiscus Sawfly Active

Hibiscus sawfly, Atomacera decepta, is a common pest of hibiscus. Not much is known about this critter from what I …

Red Headed Flea Beetles

This week Cliff Ruth told me they were finding red headed flea beetle adults and larvae in mountain nurseries. …

Ambrosia Beetles Slow Down

This week did not find many ambrosia beetles in our traps this week (there will always be a few) …

Bagworm Larvae Active

If you have conifers or other plants that seem to have grown weird, dangling pinecones, look again because you …

Spittlebugs Fill Trees With Foam

Spittlebugs are a group of insects in the Family Cercopidae (Froghoppers & Spittlebugs) that have the unusual ability to …