Banks Grass Mite

Banks Grass Mite

Banks Grass Mite, Oligonychus pratensis Order: Acari Family: Tetranychidae Description Banks grass mites are common in Colorado and can be destructive pests of turfgrass. These mites are very small and light in color. Banks grass mites are paler in younger life stages...
Black Grass Bugs in Turfgrass

Black Grass Bugs in Turfgrass

Black Grass Bugs Order: HemipteraFamily: Miridae Description Black grass bugs belong to the order Hemiptera and have piercing-sucking mouthparts.  Mature black grass bugs are about 6.5 mm (¼ inch) long. Adults of L. hesperius have a lighter band on the outer fringe of...
Armyworm and Cutworms

Armyworm and Cutworms

Armyworm & Cutworms Order: LepidopteraFamily: Noctuidae Description Armyworm Mature armyworms are approximately 3.5-5 cm (1.5-2 inches) long and gray or yellow and green with a tinge of pink. A broken narrow stripe runs along the middle of the back and a lighter...
Hairy Chinch Bug

Hairy Chinch Bug

Hairy Chinch Bug, Blissus leucopterus hirtus Order: HemipteraFamily: Blissidae Description Adults of hairy chinch bug are about 3.5 mm (0.1 inches) long and 0.75 mm wide, and males are usually smaller. The adults have white wings with a black spot on the middle edge...
Crane Flies

Crane Flies

Crane Flies Order: DipteraFamily: Tipulidae Description Crane flies are often mistaken for mosquitoes owing to their long legs and elongated, slim bodies. Adults are roughly 13 mm (0.5 inches) long. After hatching from eggs, larvae are small and brown. Mature crane...