The Asian Longhorned Beetle is a destructive beetle introduced from Asia, probably in wood packing material. Adults are usually 1 to 1½ inches long, shiny black with random white spots, 6 legs and long, jointed antennae with white bands. They are most active in mid-summer to fall.
Black Vine Weevils
Black Vine Weevils damage over 100 different ornamental plants, including broadleaf, evergreen and deciduous trees throughout the United States.
Caterpillars are the larvae of moths and butterflies. Caterpillars can be smooth, hairy or spiky.
Crickets live inside and outside your home. They are green, brown or black and can be up to 1½ inches long. Crickets have long antennas that stretch the length of their bodies. They have long hind legs used to jump great distances; they can also fly. Their mobility makes them difficult to control. Male crickets make a loud, distinct chirping sound by rubbing together parts of their front wing.
Cutworms are large, up to 2-inch long, hairless caterpillars, the larvae of night-flying moths. Cut worms are a major pest to vegetable gardens, flowers and lawns in the United States. They curl into a "C" shape when disturbed.
Elm Leaf Beetles
Adult Elm Leaf Beetles are small at only ½ inch long. They can be solid black or black and yellow in color. The larvae are small (¼ inch long) and are brown and black. The feed on many species of elm trees and may seek shelter indoors.
Grasshoppers are 1-to 2-inch long insects with powerful legs. They can be green, reddish-yellow or brown. In addition to their large hind legs, they have prominent jaws and fully developed wings. Grasshoppers are voracious feeders, consuming approximately one-half of their body weight per day.
Gypsy Moth Caterpillars are long (up to 2½ inches), dark gray or blue, with black hairs and red and blue spots on their backs. Male Gypsy Moths are grayish-brown and often fly in a zigzag pattern. Female Moths are large, white with black markings, and cannot fly.
Adult Japanese Beetles are ½-inch long, oval-shaped hard-shelled bugs with metallic green and copper wings. An adult Japanese beetle can often be seen in clusters of 20 or more hanging from different types of fruits and flowers. Learns the ins and outs of these pests and how to get rid of Japanese beetles.
Mealybugs are scale-like insects with a white, waxy protective covering that makes infested plants appear to be covered in cotton. These pests are tiny – from 1/32 to 1/8 inch long – but are very hard to control because of the wax-like threads they cover themselves with.
Scale is a name applied to 8,000 different species of insects. While they vary greatly in appearance, Scales are significant crop and tree pest. Female Scales develop a protective covering, and become immobile (sessile) and attached to the plant they are feeding on.