Tag Archives: Question of the Week

Question of the Week: Green Lynx Spider

Last week the question was:  What kind of spider is this? This is a green lynx spider.  These spiders are common predators in our fields.   Green lynx spiders do not construct a web.  Instead, they are jumping spiders which … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: Leafcutter Bee

Last week the question was:  What made this nearly perfect circle in this leaf? This was done by a leafcutter bee.  These are common native pollinators in South Carolina.  Leafcutter bees are solitary bees and make their nests in cavities … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: Turkey

Last week the question was:  What bird did this feather com from? This should have been a fairly easy one for all the sportsmen.  This came from an Eastern wild turkey.  Its hard to imagine now but turkeys were once … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: Virus

Last week the question was:  What is wrong with this pumpkin plant? These are symptoms of a virus.  It could be either papaya ringspot virus, watermelon mosaic virus, or zucchini yellow mosaic virus.  It’s difficult to distinguish the three without … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: Pierce’s Disease

Last week the question was:  Which disease has infected this muscadine vine? This is a bacterial disease called Pierce’s disease, Xylella fastidiosa.  Pierce’s disease is vectored by leafhoppers, primarily the glassy winged sharpshooter.  The bacteria clog the xylem tissue in the … Continue reading

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