Amauromyza karli in Quinoa

Amauromyza karli in Quinoa

Amauromyza karli Order: DipteraFamily: Agromyzidae Description Adults of A. karli are approximately 3 mm in length, have a dark brown thorax and abdomen and distinct yellow heads. The flies also have light-yellow halteres (reduced hindwings) and dark brown legs with...
Stalk Borers in Corn

Stalk Borers in Corn

Stalk Borers in Corn Description European corn borer, Ostrinia nubilalis European corn borer eggs are scaly and glossy white in appearance and are laid in masses of 15 to 30 eggs. Upon hatching, larvae are cream or pink in color with small brown spots and a dark or...
Wheat Curl Mite

Wheat Curl Mite

Wheat Curl Mite, Aceria tosichella Order: Acari Family: Eriophyidae Description Wheat curl mites are white, cigar-shaped arthropods whose bodies taper near the head and rear. All eriophyid mites have two pairs of legs located near the head. These mites are too small...
False Chinch Bug

False Chinch Bug

False Chinch Bug, Nysius raphanus Order: Hemiptera Family: Lygaeidae Description False chinch bug adults are about 3-4 mm or 1/8 – 1/6 inches long and grayish brown with slender bodies and long antennae. The wings form a distinct x-shaped mark on the back....
Spider Mites in Wheat and Corn

Spider Mites in Wheat and Corn

Spider Mites in Wheat and Corn Order: AcariFamily: Tetranychidae Description There are two agriculturally important spider mite species in Colorado: Brown Wheat Mite (Petrobia latens) Banks Grass MIte (Oligonychus pratensis)  Quick Facts Spider mites are tiny...