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The Japanese beetle is found throughout Virginia and in most of the Eastern United States. In regions west of the Mississippi it is found in isolated pockets. Japanese beetles were first found in New Jersey in 1916 and have spread from that point since. The Japanese beetle has been well established in Virginia since the early 1970’s.
|Sep 2, 2022||2902-1101 (ENTO-514NP)|
|Pine Tortoise Scale||Nov 22, 2021||3104-1529 (ENTO-466NP)|
|Rose Scale||Apr 22, 2022||3104-1565 (ENTO-501NP)|
|Lace Bugs||Apr 18, 2022||3104-1581 (ENTO-500NP)|
Heavily infested trees will have large numbers of scales on twigs and branches. Scales may also be found on exposed roots and on the trunk of young trees. Scale insects feed on plant sap with their long thread-like mouthparts (stylets), which are several times longer than the insect itself.
|Apr 18, 2022||3104-1583 (ENTO-499NP)|
Spider mites (Family Tetranychidae, Order Acari) are not insects; they are closely related to spiders, harvestmen (daddy longlegs), and ticks. Unlike insects, which have six legs and three body parts, spider mites have eight legs and a one-part body. They also lack wings, antennae, and compound eyes. Individual spider mites are almost microscopic, yet when they occur in large numbers, they can cause serious damage. Dozens of species attack shade trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants.
|Apr 22, 2022||444-221 (ENTO-502NP)|
|Spruce Spider Mite||
The spruce spider mite (Acari: Tetranychidae, Oligonychus unuguis (Jacobi)) lives in all areas of Virginia and is widely distributed throughout the temperate regions of the United States and Canada. It attacks spruce, arborvitae, juniper, hemlock, pine, Douglas fir, Fraser fir, and larch, among others.
|Apr 22, 2022||444-235 (ENTO-503NP)|
|Euonymus Scale||Apr 15, 2022||444-277 (ENTO-498NP)|
|2023 Pest Management Guide - Horticultural and Forest Crops||Feb 23, 2023||456-017 (ENTO-524P)||
|2023 Pest Management Guide - Home Grounds and Animals||Feb 13, 2023||456-018 (ENTO-523P)|
|Galls and Rust made by Mites||Nov 29, 2022||ENTO-532NP|
|Box Tree Moth||Mar 10, 2021||ENTO-445NP|
|Red Headed Flea Beetle in Virginia Nurseries||Dec 21, 2021||ENTO-464NP|
|UPDATED List of Commercial Suppliers and Insectaries/Laboratories Selling Predators and Parasitoids for Augmentative Biocontrol||Feb 4, 2022||ENTO-480NP|
|Crapemyrtle Bark Scale||Nov 23, 2021||ENTO-465NP|
|Box Tree Moth in the United States||Oct 31, 2022||ENTO-525NP|
|Juniper and Cryptomeria Scales in Residential Landscapes||Nov 30, 2022||ENTO-533NP|
|Japanese Maple and Oystershell Scales in Residential Landscapes||Mar 6, 2023||ENTO-550NP|
|Beetlemania||Jul 7, 2021||SPES-333NP|
|Cool-Season Turfgrass Sports Field Maintenance Calendar||Jul 22, 2021||SPES-341NP|
|Managing Fall Armyworms on Lawns||Aug 31, 2021||SPES-357NP|