Squash Bug, Anasa tristis

Are your squash plants’ leaves drying out and turning brown or black? Have you seen gray bugs on the plants? If so, you have squash bug, a common pest on squash and pumpkins. Learn more about this pest insect in this article…

Spittlebugs

Just what are all those little white blobs you’ve seen on various plant stems and leaves? Those batches of bubbles are created by the immature stage of insects called spittlebugs, and their foam helps protect them from predators, extreme temperatures and dessication. To find out more about these fascinating creatures, read this article…

Corn Earworm, Helicoverpa zea

No one likes opening a fresh ear of sweet corn only to find it chewed up and often with a worm inside. The culprit is usually a corn earworm. The caterpillar of this species of moth varies a lot in color but is always seen feeding on the silk end of ears of corn. To learn more about this pest and how to control it, read this article…

Bean Leaf Beetle, Cerotoma trifurcata

Are your green bean plants being chewed up, with lots of round holes in the leaves and nibble marks on the pods? The most likely culprit is bean leaf beetle, a chrysomelid pest that tends to be more common in the southeast, but has outbreaks in southern Wisconsin after mild winters. To learn more about this insect pest and what to do about it, read this article…

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