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- Clothes Moths
Adult webbing clothes moths have a wingspread of about 1/2-inch. The body is about 1/4-inch long with wings folded and golden-yellow with a satiny sheen.
- Striped Cucumber Beetle
An adult striped cucumber beetle is oblong, yellowish-green in color, about 1/4 inch long, and marked by three slate-black stripes.
- Periodical and 'Dog-Day' Cicadas
Adult periodical cicadas, Magicicada spp., are sucking insects, about 1.5-inches long, that appear from May to July.
- Pharaoh Ant
Pharaoh workers are very small (about 1/16-inch long), light yellow to reddish brown in color with the abdomen (hind portion of body) somewhat darker.
- Rearing Mealworms
Yellow mealworm adult beetles are shiny black, whereas dark mealworm adults are dull black.
- Earthworm Enemies
Earthworms are not good large-scale garbage disposal subjects. Before earthworms can use garbage, it must be decomposed by bacteria.
- Rearing Earthworms
Rather than pay high prices for earthworms during the off-season, it is possible to collect and store nightcrawlers for the future or raise red worms.
- Rearing Crickets
Field cricket adults are dark brown, gray or black with a robust body about 3/4 to 1 inch long. House cricket adults are light yellow-brown or straw-colored and about...
- Rearing Wax Worms
Greater wax worm moths are gray or brown, about 3/4 inch long with a wingspread of about 1-1/2 inches. Eggs are white and tiny.
- Squash Bug
Adult squash bugs are rather large, about 5/8 inch long and approximately 1/3 as wide. Adults are winged, brownish black, sometimes mottled with gray ...
- Bugs in and Around the Home
Certain bugs may become a nuisance in and around the home or cause concern especially when individuals are found indoors.
- Common Insects and Associated Pests
Bedding plants and perennials provide the home owner and landscaper with a multitude of colors and textures.
- Lace Bugs
Lace bugs are usually detected when their damage to the leaves of host plants becomes evident.
- Bagworm and Its Control
The bagworm occurs in the eastern United States from New England to Nebraska and south through Texas.
- Asian Tiger Mosquito
Adults are known as tiger mosquitoes due to their conspicuous patterns of very black bodies with white stripes.