Category Archives: Pests

Wireworm

stub   Species & Taxonomy Kingdom: Phylum: Class: Order: Family: Genus Species: Lifecycle   Plants Affected   Plants Unaffected   Geographical Range   Signs & Symptoms Whole Plant Leaves Flowers   Fruit Roots/Tubers How to Positively Identify   Treatment   Prevention & Control   Cultural Controls: Habitat: Temperature & Humidity:   Mulching & Cultivation Practices: Natural […]

Symphylans

Symphylans are very small, white, many segmented organisms that you may see in your soil when you pull up a struggling plant. You will notice them darting and scurrying quickly about the root ball or seedling plug. They are also known as symphlans, or “symphys”, pseudocentipedes, or garden centipedes, even though they are not centipedes. They are […]

Cucumber Beetles

Also referred to as: Spotted Cucumber Beetles, Striped cucumber beetles, western striped cucumber beetle, southern corn rootworm, Western corn rootworm beetles Acalymma spp., Diabrotica undecimpunctata Physical Description: Light green to yellow little beetles with stripes or spots (very much like a ladybug, but with yellow-green instead of red background). Striped cucumber beetles can overwinter in […]

Whiteflies

Sap-sucking insects frequently found in vegetable and ornamental gardens, sometimes causes leaf to become distorted, or reduces crop production. Viruses can also be transmitted by whiteflies. Google images Physical Description clouds of small white insects fly up when plant is disturbed Tiny oval yellowish to green scale-like insects fasten to leaf undersides Sap sucking insects  […]

Tomato Russet Mite

Don’t grow tomatoes near petunias or potatoes, which are hosts for this mite. Physical Description Very tiny mite – must use at least 20x hand lens to see. These mites are whitish yellow with pear-shaped bodies, move very slowly Species & Taxonomy Kingdom: Phylum: Class: Order: Family: Genus Species: Lifecycle   Plants Affected Tomatoes  Plants […]

Cabbage Seedpod Weevil (stub)

Quick Intro Physical Description Google Images Species & Taxonomy Kingdom: Phylum: Class: Order: Family: Genus Species: Lifecycle   Plants Affected   Plants Unaffected   Geographical Range   Signs & Symptoms Whole Plant Leaves Flowers   Fruit Roots/Tubers How to Positively Identify   Treatment Prevention & Control   Cultural Controls: Habitat: Temperature & Humidity:   Mulching […]

Delia Species Maggot

The genus Delia is a group of flies that are pests to many agricultural crops, primarily in their larval, or maggot, stage. Many individual pest pages redirect here. Physical Description Egg eggs are small and white (~1mm) some of the species’ eggs are slightly curved with a bluntly rounded end Larva Cabbage Maggot images from Google […]

Moles

Moles are usually not after your plants, but the grubs and insects that are after your plants. Unfortunately, they often undermine plant roots (which causes damage to the plant) or just make ugly molehills and tunnels. Physical Description Google Images Molehills and tunnels are usually all you see of this pest, other than sunken or loose […]