Flatheaded Appletree Borer

Flatheaded Appletree Borer

Flatheaded Appletree Borer Description and Life Cycle All beetles undergo complete metamorphosis, meaning they have four life stages: egg, larva, pupa, adult. In the spring a single adult beetle will lay around 100 eggs, singly, under or in between cracks of bark on a...
Spotted Wing Drosphila

Spotted Wing Drosphila

Spotted-wing Drosophila, Drosophila suzukii – Management in Home Plantings   Spotted–wing drosophila is a small fly that develops in many kinds of fruits. It is particularly damaging to raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries. The young stage is a maggot...
Codling Moth

Codling Moth

Codling Moth: Control in Home Plantings   Codling moth is an important insect pest of apples and pears in North America. The cream-colored larvae of this moth tunnel into fruit.   Order: LepidopteraFamily: Tortricidae Description and Lifecycle The adult codling moth...
Peachtree Borer

Peachtree Borer

Peachtree Borer, Synanthedon pictipes Peachtree borers are the most destructive pest of stone fruits such as peach in Colorado. The larvae chew underneath the bark of the tree which can weaken and sometimes kill the plant.   Order: LepidopteraFamily: Sesiidae...
Japanese Beetle

Japanese Beetle

Japanese Beetle, Popillia japonica Japanese beetles have been one of the key insect pests of both turfgrass and landscape plants in the eastern US and now in the Western U.S. These beetles cause significant defoliation and damage to leaves and flowers of many plants. ...