Brown Soft Scale

Brown Soft Scale

Brown Soft Scale, Coccus hesperidum Brown soft scales are small flattened oval insects that are common pests of greenhouse and house plants. Scales decrease plant vigor by removing phloem and excrete sticky honeydew.   Order: HemipteraFamily: Coccidae Description and...
Spider Mite

Spider Mite

Spider Mites Spider Mites small arachnids that are difficult to see with the unaided eye. They are a common pest on many plants in yards and gardens. Symptoms of injury include flecking, discoloration (bronzing), and scorching of leaves. Injury can lead to leaf loss...
Squash Bugs

Squash Bugs

Squash Bugs Squash bugs can be a destructive insect pest of winter squash and pumpkins. Adults and nymphs suck sap from the plants resulting in wilted vines, often prematurely killing plants.   Order: HemipteraFamily: Coreidae Description Squash bugs, Anasa tristis...
Fungus Gnats

Fungus Gnats

Fungus Gnats Fungus gnats are small, dainty flies that commonly develop in the growing medium of houseplants.   Order: DipteraFamily: Sciaridae Description Fungus gnats are small, mosquito-like insects often found in greenhouses, homes, and offices.  Adults 3 mm long,...
Potato Psyllid

Potato Psyllid

Potato Psyllid, Bactericera cockerelli  Potato psyllid is the most damaging insect to potatoes and tomatoes in Colorado. Order: HemipteraFamily: Triozidae Description The adult potato psyllids somewhat resemble a miniature cicada, but are about the size of...