Japanese beetle

Japanese beetle

Japanese Beetle, Popillia japonica Order: ColeopteraFamily: Scarabidae Description 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...
Aphids in fruit trees

Aphids in fruit trees

Aphids in fruit trees Order: HemipteraFamily: Aphididae Description and life history traits The six most common aphid species infesting fruit trees in the western United States are the green peach aphid (Myzus persicae), mealy plum aphid (Hyalopterus pruni), black...
Weevil pest of cherries

Weevil pest of cherries

Weevil pest of cherries, Anthonomus consors Order: ColeopteraFamily: Curculionidae Description Anthonomus consors is a native species of weevil that can cause serious injury to cultivated tart cherries. Like all weevils, adults have an elongated, slender beak that...
Brown marmorated stink bug

Brown marmorated stink bug

Brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys Order: HemipteraFamily: Pentatomidae   Description Adults of brown marmorated stink bug are 14-17 mm (0.5-0.75 inches) long. Key identifying features include two white bands on each of the antennae, dark bands on the tips...
Peach twig borer

Peach twig borer

Peach twig borer, Anarsia lineatella Order: LepidopteraFamily: Gelechiidae Description Moths of the peach twig borer measure approximately 7.5-13 mm (0.3-0.5 inches) and have forewings that are steel gray and lightly fringed. The hindwings are a lighter shade of gray...