European Elm Scale

European Elm Scale

European Elm Scale, Eriococcus spuria Order: Hemiptera Family: Eriococcidae Description All scale insects undergo incomplete metamorphosis and have three life stages: egg, nymph, adult. These insects can reproduce sexually or asexually. Female European elm scales are...
Eriophyid Mites

Eriophyid Mites

Eriophyid Mites Order: Acari Family: Eriophyidae Description Adults have cylindrical bodies that taper at both the head and rear. They are translucent white or yellow and have two pairs of legs near the head, unlike most mites which have four pairs of legs.  Quick...
Horntails

Horntails

Horntails Description Generally, horntail wasps are moderately large at about 37.5 mm or 1.5 inches and have broad heads with small eyes. Adult coloration is determined by its species and gender, but most have a cylindrical black or brown body containing markings that...
Brown Soft Scale

Brown Soft Scale

Brown Soft Scale, Coccus hesperidum Order: HemipteraFamily: Coccidae Description and Lifecycle Brown soft scales are small flattened oval insects that are common pests of greenhouse and house plants, and is the most important scale insect that occurs on indoor grown...
Aphids on Shade Trees

Aphids on Shade Trees

Aphids on Shade Trees and Ornamentals Aphids are an extremely common insect in landscapes and gardens. In ornamental plants, shrubs and trees, some aphids cause wilting or leaf curling and excrete a sticky waste product, honeydew that promotes sooty mold growth and...