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Tag Archives: insects
Last week the question was: What is this insect? This is a silver-spotted skipper. Their caterpillars feed on members of the legume family. We occasionally find them in soybean fields, though they are not a significant pest. The adults can … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
Training manuals from Clemson DPR website. Pre Registration Form for Cat. 8 exam: pre-registration-form
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
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