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Category Archives: Insects
Introduced Beech scale (Cryptococcus fagisugae) is easier to see this time of year on our native American beech (Fagus grandifolia). That’s because of the white waxy coverings the females produce to protect their eggs. Look for Advertisements
Remember all those yellow spots on boxwood leaves we had this spring? These were the feeding sites of the overwintering larvae of boxwood leafminer (Monarthropalpus buxi, M. flavus).
Japanese Beetle (Popillia japonica) adults are starting to take flight in southern Ontario!
One of the most filthiest scale insect pests known to horticulturalists, the Euonymus scale (Unaspis euonymi) is a tiny little armored scale that covets evergreen Euonymus fortunei in the garden or landscape. Adult females have a dark cover that is wider at the posterior end, sea-shell in appearance with white margins. The smaller males have […]
The black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) are in full bloom as this is the phenology indicator species for the emergence of emerald ash borer adults.
There are lots of pest and plant health issues out there right now so check out my last few posts from the last week or so. Recently planted trees not looking so good? The 2016 growing season was extremely hot and dry and was very hard on landscape ornamentals, especially those planted in the […]
Oh yes, Oh yes it’s finally here! The Android version of BugFinder and let me tell you….. it rocks!