Tag Archives: insects

Loopers on the Rise

More loopers are showing up in the sweep nets.  We’re getting in to the time of year when we really need to keep an eye on them.  Make sure you or your scout can tell the difference between a soybean … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: Mayflies

Last week the question was:  What are the bugs all over the side of this dock? These are mayflies.  Mayflies spend the majority of their lives in the water as nymphs feeding on algae and organic matter.  After 1-2 years … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: Eyed Click Beetle

Last week the question was:  What is this insect? This is an eyed click beetle.  They are named for the clicking sound they often make if handles or threatened.  They have a hinge between their head and thorax and make … Continue reading

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Row Crop Scouting Workshops – 8/1/17 and 8/3/17

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Cotton Squaring

We’ve had plenty of rain and warm weather over the past week and our fields are growing fast.  Some of our older cotton is squaring now. Water availability becomes a little more important to the plants now that the reproductive … Continue reading

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Public Health Pest Control (Cat. 8) Training and Exam

Training manuals from Clemson DPR website. Pre Registration Form for Cat. 8 exam:  pre-registration-form

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Lots of Thrips Damage in Cotton

In the last couple issues of Clemson Entomologist Jeremy Greene’s Cotton/Soybean Insect Newsletter, Dr. Greene mentions the Thrips Infestation Predictor (TIP) tool.  This tool predicts the thrips pressure of cotton based on planting date.  The chart below is from the TIP website … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: Assassin Bug

Last week the question was:  What insect laid these eggs on this wheat head? These are the eggs of an assassin bug (F: Reduviidae).  There are lots of species of assassin bugs and they are excellent predators.  They have piercing/sucking mouthparts … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: Monarch

Last week the question was:  What will this be when it grows up? One day this caterpillar will pupate and become a monarch butterfly.  Monarch caterpillars can frequently be found on milkweed throughout the country during the spring and summer … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: Bagworm

Last week the question was:  What is this? This is a bagworm.  Bagworms are a relatively minor pest of mostly evergreen trees and shrubs.  It is a caterpillar that builds a protective bag around it as it develops.  Eggs are … Continue reading

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