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Pests in the Urban Landscape

IPM for Lace Bugs

Lace bug adults and nymph

Lace bugs are small, sculptured insects with lacey wings. They suck sap from plants causing leaf...

Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 11:08 AM
Tags: lace bug (1)

New Lady Beetle Quick Tip

The sevenspotted lady beetle is a common aphid-feeding species.

Lady beetles, commonly called “ladybugs” are easily recognized by their round or...

Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 4:39 PM

Spring Treatments for Backyard Fruit Tree Insects: Codling Moth

Figure 1. Codling moth larva and frass in pear.

[From March 2013 issue of the Retail Nursery and Garden Center IPM News.] March is the time to...

Posted on Monday, March 24, 2014 at 2:20 PM
Tags: apples (1), codling moth (1), pears (1), pheromone (1), treatment (3)

Managing Myoporum Thrips

Adult myoporum thrips, Lambothrips myopori. (L.L. Strand, UC IPM)

The myporum thrips is a tiny, recently-arrived insect, native to New Zealand, that has been...

Adult myoporum thrips, Lambothrips myopori. (L.L. Strand, UC IPM)
Adult myoporum thrips, Lambothrips myopori. (L.L. Strand, UC IPM)

Adult myoporum thrips, Lambothrips myopori. (Photo by L.L. Strand UCIPM)

Galling of leaves and shoots caused by myoporum thrips. (D. Rosen, UC IPM)
Galling of leaves and shoots caused by myoporum thrips. (D. Rosen, UC IPM)

Galling of leaves and shoots caused by myoporum thrips. (Photo by D. Rosen, UC IPM)

Posted on Friday, March 21, 2014 at 10:52 AM

What are those flies coming out of the drain?

A drain fly

Drain flies, also called moth flies, are small flies that develop in decaying organic matter in...

A drain fly
A drain fly

A drain fly

Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 11:44 AM
Tags: drain fly (1), moth fly (1)

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