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Black and Yellow Garden Spider

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the black and yellow garden spider, Argiope aurantia, a common spider around residential homes.

Mealybugs

By: Steven Frank, James Baker Entomology Insect Notes

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of mealybugs, an insect pest of greenhouse, nursery and landscape plants.

Boxelder Bugs in the Landscape

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the boxelder bug, Boisea (Leptocoris) trivittata, and provides residential management recommendations.

Acorn Weevil

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the acorn weevil, Curculio glandium, and provides residential management recommendations.

False Spider Mites

By: Steven Frank, James Baker, Stephen Bambara Entomology Insect Notes

This Entomology Insect Note describes false spider mites, insect pests ornamental, fruit and vegetable crops.

Pests of Beans and Peas

By: Kenneth Sorensen, James Baker, Cathy Cameron Carter, David Stephan

This factsheet, part of the Insect and Related Pests of Vegetables publication, includes an identification key and descriptions of pests that affect bean and pea production.

Green June Beetle in the Landscape

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the green June beetle, Cotinus nitida, and provides residential management recommendations.

Yellow and Black Flat Millipede

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the yellow and black flat millipede, Apheloria tigana.

Ambrosia Beetle Pests of Nursery and Landscape Trees

By: Steven Frank, Stephen Bambara, James Baker Entomology Insect Notes

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the granulate (Asian) ambrosia beetle, an insect pest of woody ornamental, fruit, and nut trees throughout North Carolina.

Galls on Oaks

By: Steven Frank, James Baker, Stephen Bambara Entomology Insect Notes

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of gall wasps, a cause of galls on oak trees.

Black Thread Scale Insect

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the black thread scale, Ischnaspis longirostris, and provides residential management recommendations.

Fishing Spiders and Wolf Spiders

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes Fishing spiders (genus Dolomedes), and wolf spiders (genus Lycosa).

Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle in the Landscape

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the multi-colored Asian lady beetle, Harmonia axyridis, and provides residential management recommendations.

Pests of Tomato

By: Kenneth Sorensen, James Baker, Cathy Cameron Carter, David Stephan

This factsheet, part of the Insect and Related Pests of Vegetables publication, includes an identification key and descriptions of pests that affect tomatoes.

Crowned Slug Caterpillar

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the crowned slug caterpillar, Isa textula.

Banded Woollybear / Isabella Moth

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the banded woollybear, Pyrrharctia isabella, the caterpillar of the Isabella moth.

Pests of Okra

By: Kenneth Sorensen, James Baker, Cathy Cameron Carter, David Stephan

This factsheet, part of the Insect and Related Pests of Vegetables publication, includes an identification key and descriptions of pests that affect okra.

Pests of Potato

By: Kenneth Sorensen, James Baker, Cathy Cameron Carter, David Stephan

This factsheet, part of the Insect and Related Pests of Vegetables publication, includes an identification key and descriptions of pests that affect potatoes.

Southern Pine Beetle

By: Steven Frank, James Baker, Stephen Bambara Entomology Insect Notes

This factsheet describes and gives the biology and management of the Southern pine beetle, Dendroctonus frontalis.

Buck Moth

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the buck moth, Hemileuca maia, and provides residential management recommendations.

Catalpa Worm or Catalpa Sphinx

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the catalpa worm or catawba worm or catalpa sphinx, Ceratomia catalpae.

Eastern Leaf-footed Bug

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of bugs in the genus Leptoglossus, called leaf-footed bugs, which are common pests in the vegetable garden.

Genista Broom Moth / Genista Caterpillar

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the genista broom moth that is also called the genista caterpillar and sophora worm—Uresiphita reversalis.

Darkwinged Fungus Gnats

By: Steven Frank, James Baker, Stephen Bambara Entomology Insect Notes

This Entomology Insect Note describes darkwinged fungus gnats, an insect pest of some field crops, shrubs, and houseplants.

Milkweed Bug

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the milkweed bug, Oncopeltus fasciatus, and provides residential management recommendations.

Tersa Sphinx

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the tersa sphinx moth, Xylophanes tersa., and provides residential management recommendations.

Bagworms in Ornamental Landscapes

By: Steven Frank, James Baker Entomology Insect Notes

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of bagworms, a common ornamental plant pest.

Pests of Crucifers

By: Kenneth Sorensen, James Baker, Cathy Cameron Carter, David Stephan

This factsheet, part of the Insect and Related Pests of Vegetables publication, includes an identification key and descriptions of pests that affect crucifers.

Spicebush Swallowtail

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the spicebush swallowtail, Papilio troilus.

Indian Wax Scale Insect

By: Steven Frank, James Baker Entomology Insect Notes

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of Indian wax scale, a tiny insect that detracts from a plant's appearance due to white scales and honeydew secretions.

Paper Wasps for Caterpillar Management in the Landscape

By: Steven Frank, Stephen Bambara, James Baker Entomology Insect Notes

This Entomology Insect Note discusses using paper wasps to control caterpillars in the landscape in North Carolina.

Beech Blight Aphid

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the beech blight aphid, Grylloprociphilus imbricator, and provides residential management recommendations.

Pests of Carrots

By: Kenneth Sorensen, James Baker, Cathy Cameron Carter, David Stephan

This factsheet, part of the Insect and Related Pests of Vegetables publication, includes an identification key and descriptions of pests that affect carrots.

Cecropia Moth

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the cecropia moth, Hyalophora cecropia.

Puss Caterpillar

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the puss caterpillar, Megalopyge opercularis, and provides residential management recommendations.

Insects Found on Yellow Sticky Traps in the Greenhouse

By: Steven Frank, James Baker, Stephen Bambara Entomology Insect Notes

This Entomology Insect Note discusses how to recognize the most common insects found on sticky traps in the greenhouse, which allows the grower to select an appropriate pest control strategy.

Insect and Related Pests of Vegetables

By: Kenneth Sorensen, James Baker, Cathy Cameron Carter, David Stephan

This publication includes a key to identifying insects that can affect vegetable production. Asparagus, beans and peas, carrots, crucifers, cucurbits, eggplant, lettuce, okra, onions, peppers, potatoes, sweet corn, sweetpotatoes, and tomatoes are covered specifically.

Pests of Sweetpotato

By: Kenneth Sorensen, James Baker, Cathy Cameron Carter, David Stephan

This factsheet, part of the Insect and Related Pests of Vegetables publication, includes an identification key and descriptions of pests that affect sweetpotatoes.

Root Mealybugs

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology and management of root mealybugs in the genus Rhizoecus including the ground mealybug, Rhizoecus falcifer, Rhizoecus americanus, and the newly introduced hibiscus mealybug, Rhizoecus hibisci.

Black Vine Weevil

By: Steven Frank, Stephen Bambara, James Baker Entomology Insect Notes

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the black vine weevil, an insect that stunts and kills plants by feeding on the roots.

Pests of Lettuce

By: Kenneth Sorensen, James Baker, Cathy Cameron Carter, David Stephan

This factsheet, part of the Insect and Related Pests of Vegetables publication, includes an identification key and descriptions of pests that affect eggplant.

Yellowjackets in the Landscape

By: Steven Frank, James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of yellowjackets— small, social wasps that often nest near or in landscapes.

Insect and Related Pests of Shrubs

By: James Baker, Cathy C. Carter, Kelly F. Horn, Daniel Kline, John Scott, Howard Singletary, David Stephan

This publications contains detailed drawings and descriptions to aid in identifying pests and insects of shrubs. It summarizes recommended practices for eliminating those pests or insects.

Western Flower Thrips

By: Steven Frank, James Baker Entomology Insect Notes

This Entomology Insect Note describes the western flower thrip, an insect pest of plants that can also transmit tomato spotted wilt virus and impatiens necrotic spot virus.

Asiatic Garden Beetle

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the Asiatic garden beetle, Maladera castanea, which feeds on over 100 different plants.

Imperial Moth

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the Imperial moth, Eacles imperialis, and provides residential management recommendations.

Japanese Beetles on Ornamental Landscape Plants

By: Steven Frank, James Baker Entomology Insect Notes

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of Japanese beetle adults, which feed on many species of ornamental trees, shrubs, and flowers.

Hickory Horned Devil \ Regal Moth

By: Steven Frank, James Baker Entomology Insect Notes

This factsheet describes the biology of the hickory horned devil, Citheronia regalis, the caterpillar of the regal moth. Because hickory horned devils are harmless to humans and are relatively rare, no control measures are needed.

Citrus Red Mite

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the citrus red mite, Panonychus citri, and provides residential management recommendations.

Twig Girdler

By: Steven Frank, James Baker, Stephen Bambara Entomology Insect Notes

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of twig girdlers, a common pest of pecan and hickory trees.

Sunflower Moth

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the sunflower moth, Homoeosoma ellectellum, and provides residential management recommendations.

American Dagger Moth

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the American dagger moth, Acronicta americana, and provides residential management recommendations.

Baldfaced Hornets in Landscapes

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of baldfaced hornets, Dolichovespula maculata, wasps that build large, gray cardboard nests in trees.

Saddleback Caterpillar

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the Saddleback caterpillar,Acharia stimulea, and provides residential management recommendations.

Pests of Asparagus

By: Kenneth Sorensen, James Baker, Cathy Cameron Carter, David Stephan

This factsheet, part of the publication Insect and Related Pests of Vegetables publication, includes an identification key and descriptions of pests in asparagus production.

Fall Webworm

By: Steven Frank, James Baker, Stephen Bambara Entomology Insect Notes

This Entomology Insect Note discusses the biology and control of the fall webworm.

Fall Cankerworm

By: Steven Frank, James Baker, Stephen Bambara Entomology Insect Notes

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of fall cankerworms, Alsophila pometaria, an insect pest of many trees in North Carolina.

Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle Inside Houses

By: Michael Waldvogel, Stephen Bambara, James Baker, David Orr Household Pests

This Entomology Insect Note discusses how to control multicolored Asian lady beetles in households.

Pests of Sweet Corn

By: Kenneth Sorensen, James Baker, Cathy Cameron Carter, David Stephan

This factsheet, part of the Insect and Related Pests of Vegetables publication, includes an identification key and descriptions of pests that affect sweet corn.

Miner Bees

By: Steven Frank, Stephen Bambara, James Baker Entomology Insect Notes

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and management of miner bees, a pest of flowers in North Carolina.

White Pine Weevil

By: Steven Frank, James Baker, Stephen Bambara Entomology Insect Notes

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the white pine weevil, a pest of pines and spruces in North Carolina.

Pests of Peppers

By: Kenneth Sorensen, James Baker, Cathy Cameron Carter, David Stephan

This factsheet, part of the Insect and Related Pests of Vegetables publication, includes an identification key and descriptions of pests that affect peppers.

Sooty Molds

By: Steven Frank, Stephen Bambara, R. K. Jones, James Baker Entomology Insect Notes

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of sooty molds, fungi that grow microscopic threads that form easily visible black spots on many plants.

Dogwood Sawfly

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the dogwood sawfly, Macremphytus tarsatus, and provides residential management recommendations.

Rosy Wolf Snail

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This PDIC factsheet describes the biology and management of the rosy wolf snail, Euglandina rosea.

Pavement Ant

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the pavement ant, Tetramorium caespitum, and provides residential management recommendations.

Granulate (Asian) Ambrosia Beetle

By: Steven Frank, James Baker, Stephen Bambara, Kenneth Sorensen Entomology Insect Notes

This insect note describes the biology of the Granulate (Asian) Ambrosia Beetle, Xylosandrus crassiusculus, and provides management recommendations.

Callirhytis Oak Gall Wasps

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the Callirhytis gall wasp, which infests the twigs and leaves of many species of oaks.

Horsehair Worm

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of horsehair worms, Phylum Nematomorpha, parasites of cockroaches, grasshoppers crickets, and other insects.

Pests of Eggplant

By: Kenneth Sorensen, James Baker, Cathy Cameron Carter, David Stephan

This factsheet, part of the Insect and Related Pests of Vegetables publication, includes an identification key and descriptions of pests that affect eggplant.

Bulb Mites

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the bulb mite, Rhizoglyphus echinopus, and provides residential management recommendations.

Wheel Bug

By: Steven Frank, James Baker, Stephen Bambara Entomology Insect Notes

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of wheel bugs, an insect pest that preys upon other plant pests.

Florida Fern Caterpillar

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the Florida fern caterpillar, Callopistria floridensis, and provides residential management recommendations.

Flatheaded Appletree Borer

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the flatheaded appletree borer, Chrysobothris femorata, and provides residential management recommendations.

Cyclamen Mite and Broad Mite in Ornamental Plants

By: James Baker Entomology Insect Notes

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the cyclamen and broad mites, insect pests of many flowering shrubs and plants.

Crapemyrtle Aphid

By: Steven Frank, Stephen Bambara, James Baker Entomology Insect Notes

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the crapemyrtle aphid, a common pest of crapemyrtles that reduces plant vigor.

Wool Sower Gall Wasp

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology and management of the wool sower gall wasp, Callirhytis seminator, and provides residential management recommendations.

Citrus Whitefly

By: Steven Frank, James Baker, Stephen Bambara Entomology Insect Notes

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the citrus whitefly, Dialeurodes citri, an insect pest of citrus and gardenia in North Carolina.

Florida Predatory Stink Bug

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the Florida predatory stink bug, Euthyrhynchus floridanus, and provides residential management recommendations.

Planthoppers

By: Steven Frank, James Baker, Stephen Bambara Entomology Insect Notes

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of planthoppers, commonly reported on shrubs in North Carolina.

Pests of Holly

By: James Baker, Cathy C. Carter, Kelly F. Horn, Daniel Kline, John Scott, Howard Singletary, David Stephan

This factsheet, part of the publication Insect and Related Pests of Shrubs publication, includes an identification key and descriptions of pests in holly.

Giant Strong-Nosed Stink Bug

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the giant strong-nosed stink bug, Alcaeorrhynchus grandis, and provides residential management recommendations.

Barnacle Scale

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the barnacle scale, Ceroplastes cirripediformis, and provides residential management recommendations.

Euonymus Scale

By: Steven Frank, James Baker, Stephen Bambara Entomology Insect Notes

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of euonymus scale, insect pests of euonymus, pachysandra and celastrus in North Carolina.

Oriental Beetle

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the oriental beetle, Anomala orientalis, a pest that causes minor damage to most flowering plants, and is particularly attracted to daisies, roses, hollyhock, phlox, and petunias.

Yellownecked Caterpillar in the Landscape

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the yellownecked caterpillar, Datana ministra., and provides residential management recommendations.

Detachable Woolly Leaf Gall Wasp

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the detachable woolly leaf gall wasp, Andricus quercuslanigera, and provides residential management recommendations.

Native Elm Bark Beetle

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the native elm bark beetle, Hylurgopinus rufipes, and provides residential management recommendations.

Leafcutter Bees

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of leafcutter bees, genus Megachile.

Barklice

By: Steven Frank, James Baker Entomology Insect Notes

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of barklice, insect pests of smooth-barked shrubs and trees.

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

By: Steven Frank, James Baker, Stephen Bambara, Robert Baldwin Entomology Insect Notes

This factsheet describes the biology of the hemlock woolly adelgid, Adelges tsugae, and provides residential management recommendations.

Melon Aphid

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the melon aphid, Aphis gossypii, and provides residential management recommendations.

Red Shouldered Bug or Golden Rain Tree Bug

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the golden rain tree bug or red shouldered bug, Jadera haematoloma, and provides residential management recommendations.

Cottony Cushion Scale

By: Steven Frank, James Baker Entomology Insect Notes

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of cottony cushion scale, an insect pest that debilitates plants by sucking out sap.

Pine Bark Adelgid

By: Steven Frank, James Baker Entomology Insect Notes

This Entomology Insect Note focuses on the park bark adelgid, Pineus strobi, pests found on white pines in North Carolina.

Spring Cankerworm

By: Steven Frank, James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the spring cankerworm moth, Paleacrita vernata, and provides management recommendations.

Japanese Cedar Longhorned Beetle

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes and gives the biology and management of the Japanese cedar longhorned beetle (also called the smaller Japanese cedar longhorned beetle, the small Japanese cedar longhorned beetle, or the Japanese cedar longhorn)—Callidiellum rufipenne.

Southern Red Mite and Spruce Spider Mite

By: Steven Frank, James Baker, Stephen Bambara Entomology Insect Notes

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the southern red mite and the spruce spider mite, insect pests of a number of shrubs and herbs.

Hibiscus Scentless Plant Bug

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the hibiscus scentless plant bug, Niesthrea louisianica. They feed on flower buds and seeds of Rose-of-Sharon and hibiscus using tiny thread-like mouthparts to probe vegetation and seeds and inject saliva.

Gladiolus Thrips

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the gladiolus thrip, Taeniothrips simplex, and provides residential management recommendations.

Azalea Lace Bug

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the azalea lace bug, Stephanitis pyrioides, and provides residential management recommendations.

Rhododendron Gall Midge

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the rhododendron gall midge, Clinodiplosis rhododendri, and provides residential management recommendations.

Walnut Caterpillar

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the walnut caterpillar, Datana integerrima, and provides residential management recommendations.

Pests of Cucurbits

By: Kenneth Sorensen, James Baker, Cathy Cameron Carter, David Stephan

This factsheet, part of the Insect and Related Pests of Vegetables publication, includes an identification key and descriptions of pests that affect cucurbits.

Stinging Rose Caterpillar

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the Stinging Rose Caterpillar, Parasa indetermina, and provides residential management recommendations.

Azalea Caterpillar

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the azalea caterpillar, Datana major, and provides residential management recommendations.

Twospotted Spider Mite

By: Hannah Burrack, James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the twospotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae, and provides management recommendations.

Mourning Cloak Butterfly / Spiny Elm Caterpillar

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the spiny elm caterpillar or mourning cloak butterfly, Nymphalis antiopa.

Elm Leafminer

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the elm leafminer sawfly, Kaliofenusa ulmi or Fenusa ulmi, and provides residential management recommendations.

Flower Thrips

By: Steven Frank, James Baker, Stephen Bambara Entomology Insect Notes

This Entomology Insect Note describes flower thrips, insect pests of grasses and flowering plants.

Greenhouse Whitefly

By: Steven Frank, James Baker Entomology Insect Notes

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the greenhouse whitefly, an insect pest of greenhouse-grown ornamentals and vegetables.

Rose Aphid

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the rose aphid, Macrosiphum rosae, and provides residential management recommendations.

Giant Willow Aphid

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the giant willow aphid, Tuberolachnus salignus, one of the most common aphid pests of willow.

Gypsy Moth

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the Gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar, and provides residential management recommendations.

Hibiscus Sawfly

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the hibiscus sawfly, Atomacera decepta, and provides residential management recommendations.

Pests of Onion

By: Kenneth Sorensen, James Baker, Cathy Cameron Carter, David Stephan

This factsheet, part of the Insect and Related Pests of Vegetables publication, includes an identification key and descriptions of pests that affect onions.

Pests of Boxwood

By: James Baker, Cathy C. Carter, Kelly F. Horn, Daniel Kline, John Scott, Howard Singletary, David Stephan

This factsheet, part of the publication Insect and Related Pests of Shrubs publication, includes an identification key and descriptions of pests in boxwood.

Pests of Gardenia

By: James Baker, Cathy C. Carter, Kelly F. Horn, Daniel Kline, John Scott, Howard Singletary, David Stephan

This factsheet, part of the publication Insect and Related Pests of Shrubs publication, includes an identification key and descriptions of pests in gardenia.

Southern Pine Sawyer

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the southern pine sawyer, Monochamus titillator, longhorned beetles that are common in North Carolina.

Hollyhock Weevil

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the hollyhock weevil, Rhopalapion longirostre, a tiny black beetle with tannish to orange legs, that eats small holes in the buds and leaves of hollyhock in June and July.

Carolina Mantid

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the Carolina mantid, Stagmomantis carolina , and provides residential management recommendations.

Buckeye Butterfly

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the buckeye butterfly, Junonia coenia, and provides residential management recommendations.

Cabbage Looper on Ornamentals

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the cabbage looper, Trichoplusia ni, and provides residential management recommendations.

Black Turpentine Beetle

By: Steven Frank, James Baker, Stephen Bambara Entomology Insect Notes

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the black turpentine beetle, an insect pest of several types of pines in North Carolina.

Rainbow Scarab

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the rainbow scarab, Phanaeus vindex.

Yucca Plant Bug

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the yucca plant bug, Halticotoma valida, and provides residential management recommendations.

Pests of Azalea

By: James Baker, Cathy C. Carter, Kelly F. Horn, Daniel Kline, John Scott, Howard Singletary, David Stephan

This factsheet, part of the publication Insect and Related Pests of Shrubs publication, includes an identification key and descriptions of pests in azalea.

Forest Tent Caterpillar

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the forest tent caterpillar, Malacosoma disstria, and provides residential management recommendations.

Cottony Camellia Scale Insect

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the cottony camellia scale, Pulvinaria floccifera, and provides residential management recommendations.

Giant Conifer Aphids

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the giant conifer aphid, Cinara spp, and provides residential management recommendations.

Oleander Aphid

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the oleander aphid, Aphis nerii, and provides residential management recommendations.

Northern Twostriped Walkingstick

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the northern twostriped walking stick, Anisomorpha ferruginea, and provides residential management recommendations.

Lecanium Scale Insects

By: Steven Frank, James Baker Entomology Insect Notes

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and life cycle of lecanium scale, a tree and shrub pest.

Elm Leaf Beetle

By: Steven Frank, James Baker Entomology Insect Notes

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the elm leaf beetle and the larger elm leaf beetle, the most serious defoliators of elm in the United States.

Slugs & Snails on Ornamental Plants

By: Steven Frank, James Baker Entomology Insect Notes

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of slugs and snails, insect pests of ornamental, vegetable, and field crops.

Leafminer Flies

By: Steven Frank, James Baker, Stephen Bambara Entomology Insect Notes

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of leafminer flies, an insect pest of many flowers and ornamentals.

Black Twig Borer

By: Steven Frank, James Baker, Stephen Bambara Entomology Insect Notes

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the black twig borer, an insect pest of many trees typically found in southeastern and coastal North Carolina.

Sculptured Pine Borer

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the sculptured pine borer, Chalcophora virginiensis, and provides residential management recommendations.

Small Carpenter Bees

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of small carpenter bees, genus Ceratina, and provides residential management recommendations.

White Pine Aphid

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the white pine aphid, Cinara strobi, and provides residential management recommendations.

Blue-winged Wasp

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of scoliid wasps, including Scolia dubia.

Boxwood Mite

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the boxwood mite, Eurytetranychus buxi,, and provides residential management recommendations.

Bumblebee Moth and Hummingbird Moth

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the bumblebee moth and hummingbird moth, Hemaris diffinis and Hemaris thysbe.

Citrus Mealybug

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the citrus mealybug, Planococcus citri, and provides residential management recommendations.

Pansyworm / Variegated Fritillary

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the pansyworm, Euptoieta claudia, the immature stage of the variegated fritillary butterfly, and provides residential management recommendations.

Nantucket Pine Tip Moth

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes Nantucket pine tip moths (Rhyacionia frustrana).

Amber Snails

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology and management of amber snails in the family Succineidae.

Fern Scale Insect

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the fern scale, Pinnaspis aspidistrae, and provides residential management recommendations.

Yellow Scale Insect

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the yellow scale insect, Aonidiella citrina, and provides residential management recommendations.

Smaller European Elm Bark Beetle

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the smaller European elm bark beetle, Scolytus multistriatus, and provides residential management recommendations.

March Flies

By: Steven Frank, James Baker, Stephen Bambara Entomology Insect Notes

This entomology insect note describes the biology and control of march flies, insect pests of ornamental and fruit crops.

Managing the Twolined Spittlebug in the Home Landscape

By: Steven Frank, Rick Brandenburg, James Baker, Stephen Bambara Entomology Insect Notes

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the twolined spittlebug, an insect pest of turf and ornamentals in North Carolina.

Azalea Bark Scale

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the azalea bark scale, Eriococcus azaleae, and provides residential management recommendations.

Chrysanthemum Aphid

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the chrysanthemum aphid, Macrosiphoniella sanborni, and provides residential management recommendations.

Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the yellow-bellied sapsucker, Sphyrapicus varius, a woodpecker that may cause damage to woody plants.

Rhododendron Borer

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the rhododendron borer moth, Synanthedon rhododendri, and provides residential management recommendations.

Eastern Gray Squirrel

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes eastern gray squirrels and the damage they can cause to trees and shrubs. It also offers some management strategies.

Oak Treehopper

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology and management of the oak treehopper, Platycotis vitata, and provides residential management recommendations.

Potato Aphid on Ornamental Plants

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes potato aphids (Macrosiphum euphorbiae).

Palm Leaf Skeletonizer

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the palm leaf skeletonizer, Homaledra sabalella, and provides recommendations for management.

Pests of Dogwood

By: James Baker, Cathy C. Carter, Kelly F. Horn, Daniel Kline, John Scott, Howard Singletary, David Stephan

This factsheet, part of the publication Insect and Related Pests of Shrubs publication, includes an identification key and descriptions of pests in dogwood.

Harlequin Bug

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the Harlequin bug, Murgantia histrionica, and provides residential management recommendations.

Pillbugs and Sowbugs

By: Steven Frank, James Baker, Stephen Bambara Entomology Insect Notes

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of pillbugs and sowbugs, insect pests that feed on decaying vegetation.

Basilica Orbweaver Spider

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the basilica orbweaver spider, Mecynogea lemniscata, and provides residential management recommendations.

Whitemarked Tussock Moth

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the whitemarked tussock moth, Orgyia leucostigma, and provides residential management recommendations.

Larger Elm Leaf Beetle

By: Steven Frank, James Baker Entomology Insect Notes

The larger elm leaf beetle is 3/8 to 5/8 inches long. It is orange with large metallic blue spots. The larvae are up to ¾ inch long and are also orange. (up to 20 mm in length) orange larvae are also conspicuous and easily recognized. The larger elm leaf beetle often suddenly appears in great numbers, does tremendous defoliation for a year or two and then disappears for an indefinite time (perhaps decades). Sometimes groups of larvae can be seen on the soil surface beneath a tree. The beetles overwinter as grubs in the soil. In spring they pupate, and the new adults emerge from the soil in May. There is one generation per year. The adults may survive throughout the summer.

Woolly Alder Aphid

By: Steven Frank, James Baker Entomology Insect Notes

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the woolly alder aphid, a pest of both alder and silver maple trees.

Rose Midge

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the rose midge, Dasineura rhodophaga, and provides residential management recommendations.

Pearslug

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the pearslug, Caliroa cerasi, and provides residential management recommendations.

Banded Sphinx

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the banded sphinx moth or lesser vine sphinx, Eumorpha fasciatus, and provides residential management recommendations.

Cotesia Congregata, Parasitoid

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of Cotesia Congregata, a parasitoid.

Annual or Dogday Cicadas

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of annual or dogday cicadas. Because these cicadas are of little consequence to the health of landscape trees, pesticides for their control aren't warranted.

Cicadas in the Landscape

By: Steven Frank, James Baker, Stephen Bambara Entomology Insect Notes

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the cicada, an occasional pest of trees when laying eggs.

Cypress Weevil

By: Steven Frank, James Baker, Stephen Bambara Entomology Insect Notes

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the cypress weevil, an insect pest of Leyland cypress in North Carolina.

Bombardier Beetles and False Bombardier Beetles

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of bombardier beetles and provides residential management recommendations.

Arborvitae Leafminer

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the arborvitae leafminer, Argyresthia thuiella, and provides residential management recommendations.

European Corn Borer on Ornamentals

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the European corn borer adult, Ostrinia nubilalis, and provides residential management recommendations.

Bandedwinged Whitefly on Ornamentals

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the bandedwinged whitefly (Trialeurodes abutiloneus).

Phylloxera on Hickory and Pecan

By: Steven Frank, James Baker Entomology Insect Notes

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of phylloxera, a small insect that causes galls on hickory and pecan trees in North Carolina.

Purple Mite

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the purple mite (also known as the purple camellia mite, the purple tea mite (camellia and tea are closely related plants), and cha-geom-eun-hog-eung-ae, Calacarus carinatus.

Pests of Rose

By: James Baker, Cathy C. Carter, Kelly F. Horn, Daniel Kline, John Scott, Howard Singletary, David Stephan

This factsheet, part of the publication Insect and Related Pests of Shrubs publication, includes an identification key and descriptions of pests in rose.

Carpenterworm

By: Steven Frank, James Baker, Stephen Bambara Entomology Insect Notes

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of carpenterworms, an insect pest of hardwood trees in North Carolina.

Rose Chafer

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the rose chafer, Macrodactylus subspinosus, a relatively minor pest of roses that at one time was apparently much more abundant.

Mimosa Webworm

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the mimosa webworm, Homadaula anisocentra, and provides residential management recommendations.

Tulip Aphid

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the tulip aphids, Dysaphis tulipae, and provides residential management recommendations.

Cuban Laurel Thrips

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the Cuban laurel thrips, Gynaikothrips ficorum, and provides residential management recommendations.

Witchhazel Leaf Gall Aphid

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the witchhazel leaf gall aphid, Hormaphis cornu, and provides residential management recommendations.

Elm Sawfly

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the elm sawfly caterpillar, Cimbex americana, and provides residential management recommendations.

Spiny Oakslug

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the Spiny Oakslug, Euclea delphinii, and provides residential management recommendations.

Azalea Whitefly

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the azalea whitefly, Pealius azaleae, and provides residential management recommendations.

Ivory-marked Borer

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the ivory-marked wood borer, Eburia quadrigeminata, a beetle that does not infest living trees.

Chinese Praying Mantid

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the Chinese praying mantid, Tenodera sinensis, which are sold as biological controls.

Rustic Sphinx

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the rustic sphinx, Manduca rustica, and provides residential management recommendations.

Pine Engraver Beetles

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the eastern six-spined engraver, eastern five-spined engraver, and southern pine engraver— Ips calligraphus, Ips grandicollis, Ips avulsus.

Hickory Spiral Borer

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the hickory spiral borer, Agrilus torquatus., and provides residential management recommendations.

Larger Yellow Ant

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the larger yellow ants, Acanthomyops interjectus, and provides residential management recommendations.

Cattail Toothpick Grasshopper

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the cattail toothpick grasshopper, Leptysma marginicollis, and provides residential management recommendations.

Corn Earworm on Ornamentals

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the corn earworm moth, Helicoverpa zea, a pest of over 100 plants.

Yellowstriped Armyworm in the Landscape

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the yellowstriped armyworm, Spodoptera ornithogalli, and provides residential management recommendations.

European Hornet in the Landscape

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the European hornet, Vespa crabro, and provides residential management recommendations.

Brown Soft Scale

By: Steven Frank, James Baker Entomology Insect Notes

This Entomology Insect Note describes brown soft scale, a common insect pest on trees, shrubs and indoor plants.

Yellow Poplar Weevil

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the yellow poplar weevil (also called the tuliptree leafminer, magnolia leafminer and the sassafras weevil), Odontopus calceatus.

Pales Weevil

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the pales weevil, Hylobius pales, and provides residential management recommendations.

Japanese Maple Leafhopper

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the Japanese maple leafhopper, also called the Asian maple leafhopper—Japananus hyalinus.

Pests of Rhododendron

By: James Baker, Cathy C. Carter, Kelly F. Horn, Daniel Kline, John Scott, Howard Singletary, David Stephan

This factsheet, part of the publication Insect and Related Pests of Shrubs publication, includes an identification key and descriptions of pests in rhododendron.

Southern Purple Mint Moth

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the southern purple mint moth, Pyrausta laticlavia, and provides residential management recommendations.

Roseslug or Rose Sawfly

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the roseslug caterpillars, Endelomyia aethiops, also called common roseslugs and American roseslugs.

Eyed Elator

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the eyed elator, Alaus oculatus, a very large click beetle that is harmless to people and plants.

Hackberry Leafslug or White Flannel Moth

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the hackberry leafslug, Norape ovina, and provides residential management recommendations.

Encarsia formosa

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the whitefly parasite, Encarsia formosa, and provides residential management recommendations.

Green Coneheaded Planthopper

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the green coneheaded planthopper, Acanalonia conica, and provides residential management recommendations. Green coneheaded planthoppers feed on numerous ornamental herbs, shrubs, and trees and secrete a sweet, sticky substance called honeydew in which dark fungi may grow.

Horticultural Oils for Ornamental Plants

By: Steven Frank, James Baker, Stephen Bambara Entomology Insect Notes

This factsheet covers the use of horticultural oils to control insects on plants in North Carolina.

Holly Pest Management Calendar

By: James Baker Entomology Insect Notes

This Entomology Insect Note discusses common pests of holly in North Carolina.

Hemlock Rust Mite

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the hemlock rust mite, Nalepella tsugifoliae, and provides residential management recommendations.

Cypress Twig Gall Midge

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology and management of the cypress twig gall midge, Taxodiomyia cupressiananassa, which infests bald cypress and pond cypress.

Lantana Lace Bug

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the lantana lace bug, Teleonemia scrupulosa, and provides residential management recommendations.

Leatherjackets and Crane Flies

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of crane flies, also called daddy-long-legs or mosquito hawks, in the genera Limonia and Tipula.

Pine Witches' Broom Mite

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the pine witches' broom mite, Trisetacus floridanus, and provides residential management recommendations.

Hemispherical Scale

By: Steven Frank, James Baker Entomology Insect Notes

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of hemispherical scale, an insect pest of many flowering trees and shrubs, as well as greenhouse plants.

Twig Pruner

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

The twig pruner, Elaphidionoides villosus, is a slender grayish-yellow, longhorned beetle about 1/2" long that is normally considered a secondary invader of declining trees and shrubs. The twig pruner attacks healthy twigs and small branches. The female lays an egg in the bark by slitting the surface at leaf axils in late spring. When these eggs hatch, the legless grubs bore into the twig.

Foxglove Aphid

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the foxglove aphid, Aulacorthum solani, and provides residential management recommendations.

Tobacco Budworm on Ornamentals

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the tobacco budworm moth, Heliothis virescens, and provides residential management recommendations.

Leafminers of Hollies

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of leafminers, which sometimes damage hollies. Each species of holly seems to have its own species of leafminer fly.

Diamondback Moth

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella, and provides residential management recommendations.

Keeled Treehopper

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the Keeled treehopper, Entylia carinata.

Lilac Borer \ Ash Clearwing Borer

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the adult lilac borer, Podosesia syringae, and provides residential management recommendations.

Locust Leafminer

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the locust leafminer, Odontota dorsalis, and provides residential management recommendations.

Eastern Tent Caterpillar

By: Steven Frank, James Baker Entomology Insect Notes

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the Eastern tent caterpillar in North Carolina.

Juniper Scale Insect

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the juniper scale insect, Carulaspis juniperi, and provides residential management recommendations.

Oak Vein Pocket Gall Midge

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the oak vein pocket gall midge, Macrodiplosis quercusoroca.

Eastern Pine Looper

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the eastern pine looper, Lambdina pellucidaria, and provides residential management recommendations.

Shining Flower Beetles

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the shining flower beetles, of the family Phalacridae.

Oak Shothole Leafminer

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the oak shothole leafminer, Japanagromyza viridula.

Black Cutworm

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the black cutworm, Agrotis ipsilon, and provides residential management recommendations.

Betsy Beetle or Horned Passalus

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the horned passalus, Odontotaenius disjunctus, also known as a betsy beetle, bessbug, patent leather beetle, Jerusalem beetle, horn beetle, and peg beetle.

Megalodacne Pleasing Fungus Beetles

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the pleasing fungus beetles in the genus Megalodacne.

Leafroller Weevils

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the leafroller weevil and the oak roller weevil, Attelabus bipustulatus and Homoeolabus analis.

Earwigs in the Landscape

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of earwigs (order Dermaptera), and provides residential management recommendations.

Giant Bark Aphid

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the of the giant bark aphid, Longistigma caryae, and provides residential management recommendations.

Redbud Leaffolder

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the redbud leaffolder, Fascista Cercerisella, and provides residential management recommendations.

Redheaded Pine Sawfly

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the redheaded pine sawfly, Neodiprion lecontei, and provides residential management recommendations.

Spring Rose Beetle

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the spring rose beetle, Strigoderma arboricola, and provides residential management recommendations.

Redheaded Ash Borer

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the redheaded ash borer, Neoclytus acuminatus, and provides residential management recommendations.

Grasshoppers on Ornamental Plants

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of several species of grasshopper, and provides residential management recommendations.

Poinsettia Thrips

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the poinsettia thrip, Echinothrips americanus, and provides residential management instructions.

Ground-Nesting Bees in Turf

By: Terri Billeisen, Rick Brandenburg, Stephen Bambara, James Baker TurfFiles

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of bees and addresses how to control them as an insect in turf.

Maple Gall Mites

By: Steven Frank, James Baker Entomology Insect Notes

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of maple gall mites, a common cause of galls on maple trees in North Carolina.

Biocontrol in Closed Systems

By: James Baker Entomology Insect Notes

Biological control is a tool to be considered in constructing an integrated pest management scheme for closed system crop production and maintenance. In a complete IPM program, diseases, weeds, and plant growth must be considered as well as insects and mites, but this note only covers insect and mite pests of greenhouse crops.

Persimmon Psyllid

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the Persimmon psyllid or persimmon psylla, Baeoalitriozus diospyri or Trioza diospyri, and provides residential management recommendations.

Rhododendron Lace Bug

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the rhododendron lace bug, Stephanitis rhododendri, and provides management recommendations.

Red Bay Triozid

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the red bay triozid, Trioza magnoliae, and provides residential management recommendations.

Velvet Mites, Brick Mites or Patio Mites

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of trombidiid mites— velvet mites, red velvet mites, large red velvet mites, brick mites, and patio mites.

Willow Bladdergall Mite

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the willow bladdergall mite, Aculops tetanothrix, and provides residential management recommendations.

Claycolored Leaf Beetle

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of claycolored leaf beetles, a sporadic pest in the landscape.

Goldenrod Soldier Beetle

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the goldenrod soldier beetle, Chauliognathus pensylvanicus, also called Pennsylvania leatherwings. These beetles feed on aphids and other insects they find on plants, and since they do not seem to chew on petals, these beetles should be encouraged rather than eliminated.

Woolly Apple Aphid on Ornamentals

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the woolly apple aphid, Eriosoma lanigerum, and provides residential management recommendations.

Citrus Flatid Planthopper

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the citrus flatid planthopper, Metcalfa pruinosa, and provides residential management recommendations.

Parsleyworm \ Eastern Black Swallowtail

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the black swallowtail, American swallowtail, parsnip swallowtail, parsley swallowtail, celeryworm, caraway worm, and eastern black swallowtail, and provides residential management recommendations.

Green Peach Aphid

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology and management of the green peach aphid, Myzus persicae, and provides residential management recommendations.

The Redbanded Leafhopper on Ornamental Plants

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the redbanded leafhopper, Graphocephala coccinea, and offers some control options.

Dogwood Clubgall Midge

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the dogwood clubgall midge, Resseliella clavula, and provides residential management recommendations.

Rednecked Cane Borer

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the rednecked cane borer, Agrilus ruficollis, a beetle that infests blackberry, dewberry and other plants in the genus Rubus.

Elm Lace Bug

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the elm lace bug, Coyrthucha ulmi, a rarely reported pest of the American elm.

Cypress Flower Gall Midge

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the cypress flower gall midge, Taxodiomyia cupressi, and provides management recommendations.

Pests of Ligustrum

By: James Baker, Cathy C. Carter, Kelly F. Horn, Daniel Kline, John Scott, Howard Singletary, David Stephan

This factsheet, part of the publication Insect and Related Pests of Shrubs publication, includes an identification key and descriptions of pests in ligustrum.

Greenhouse Thrips

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the greenhouse thrips, Heliothrips haemorrhoidalis, and provides residential management recommendations.

Purplespotted Lily Aphid

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the purplespotted lily aphid, Macrosiphum lilii, and provides residential management recommendations.

Black Onion Fly

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the black onion fly, Tritoxa flexa, and provides residential management recommendations.

Sugarcane Beetle in the Landscape

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the sugarcane beetle, Euetheola rugiceps, and provides residential management recommendations.

Introduced Pine Sawfly

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the introduced pine sawfly, Diprion similis, and provides residential management recommendations.

Bifasciculate Scale Insect

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the bifasciculate scale insect, Chrysomphalus bifasciculatus, and provides residential management recommendations.

Fourlined Plant Bug

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the fourlined plant bug, Poecilocapus lineatus, which feeds on over 250 fruits, many garden vegetables, and herbaceous plants.

Narcissus Bulb Fly

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the narcissus bulb fly, Merodon equestris, and provides residential management recommendations.

Beet Armyworm

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the adult beet armyworm, Spodoptera exigua, and provides residential management recommendations.

Fall Armyworm in Ornamentals

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda., and provides residential management recommendations.

Imported Cabbageworm on Ornamentals

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology and management of the imported cabbageworm, Pieris rapae, and provides residential management recommendations.

Bean Leafroller

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the bean leafroller, Urbanus proteus, and provides residential management recommendations.

Garden Fleahopper

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the garden fleahopper, Microtechnites (formerly Halticus) bractatus, and provides residential management recommendations.

Maple Bladdergall Mite

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the maple bladder gall mite, Vasates quadripedes, and provides residential management recommendations.

Minute Oak Bark Beetle

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the minute oak bark beetle or the small oak bark beetle, Pseudopityophthorus minutissimus, and provides residential management recommendations.

Spruce Spider Mite

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the spruce spider mite, Oligonychus ununguis, and provides residential management recommendations.

Greater Peachtree Borer in the Landscape

By: Steven Frank, Stephen Bambara, James Baker Entomology Insect Notes

This factsheet describes the biology of the greater peachtree borer, Synanthedon exitisoa, and provides residential management recommendations.

Pine Needle Scale

By: Steven Frank, James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the pine needle scale insects, Chionaspis pinifoliae, and provides residential management recommendations.

Rhododendron Pest Management Calendar

By: Steven Frank, James Baker Entomology Insect Notes

This factsheet shows when common pests of rhododendron are likely to be present.

Solitary Oak Leafminer

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the solitary oak leafminer, Cameraria hamadryadella, and provides residential management recommendations.

Variegated Cutworm on Ornamentals

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the variegated cutworm, caterpillar of the pearly underwing moth Peridroma saucia, and provides residential management recommendations.

Butternut Woollyworm

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the butternut woollyworm, Eriocampa juglandis, and provides residential management recommendations.

Asiatic Oak Weevil

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the Asiatic oak weevil, Cyrtepistomus castaneus, and provides residential management recommendations.

Chrysanthemum Lace Bug

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the chrysanthemum lace bug, Corythuca marmorata, and provides residential management recommendations.

Phlox Plant Bug and Other Lopidea Plant Bugs

By: James Baker, Bob Blinn PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the phlox plant bug, Lopidea davisi, and provides residential management recommendations.

Deodar Weevil / Eastern Pine Weevil

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the deodar weevil or eastern pine weevil, Pissodes nemorensis, and provides residential management recommendations.

Skiff Caterpillar

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the skiff caterpillar, Prolimacodes badia, and provides residential management recommendations.

Black Pecan Aphid

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the black pecan aphid, Melanocallis caryaefoliae, which can be a damaging pest of pecan.

Oak Lace Bug

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the oak lace bug, Corythucha arcuata, an occasional pest of oaks in the landscape.

Raspberry Cane Borer

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the raspberry cane borer, Oberea bimaculata, and provides residential management recommendations.

Cottonwood Leaf Beetle

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the cottonwood leaf beetle,Chrysomela scripta, and provides residential management recommendations.

Azalea Plant Bug

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the azalea plant bug, Rhinocapsus vanduzeei, and provides residential management recommendations.

Hawthorn Lace Bug

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the hawthorn lace bug, Corythucha cydoniae, and provides residential management recommendations.

Privet Rust Mite

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the privet rust mite, Aculus ligustri, and provides residential management recommendations.

Citrus Leafminer

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the citrus leafminer, Phyllocnistis citrella, and provides residential management recommendations.

Azalea Stem Borer

By: Steven Frank, James Baker Entomology Insect Notes

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the azalea stem borer.

Twobanded Japanese Weevil

By: Steven Frank, James Baker Entomology Insect Notes

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the twobanded Japanese weevil, an insect pest of many trees and shrubs.

Fungus-Infected Seedcorn Maggot Flies

By: Steven Frank, James Baker Entomology Insect Notes

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of fungus-infected seedcorn maggot flies, an insect pest that feeds on the seeds and seedlings of vegetables.

Daylily Leafminer

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the daylily leafminer, Ophiomyia kwansonis., and provides residential management recommendations.

Ailanthus Webworm

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the ailanthus webworm, Atteva aurea, and provides residential management recommendations.

Pests of Camellia

By: James Baker, Cathy C. Carter, Kelly F. Horn, Daniel Kline, John Scott, Howard Singletary, David Stephan

This factsheet, part of the publication Insect and Related Pests of Shrubs publication, includes an identification key and descriptions of pests in camellia.

Pests of Lilac

By: James Baker, Cathy C. Carter, Kelly F. Horn, Daniel Kline, John Scott, Howard Singletary, David Stephan

This factsheet, part of the publication Insect and Related Pests of Shrubs publication, includes an identification key and descriptions of pests in lilac.

Pittosporum Psyllid

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the pittosporum psyllid, Cacopsylla tobirae, and provides residential management recommendations.

Cabbage Palm Caterpillar or Palmetto Borer

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the cabbage palm caterpillar, cabbage palm worm, or palmetto borer, Litoprosopus futilis, and provides residential management recommendations.

Question Mark Butterfly

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the question mark butterfly, Polygonia interrogationis, and provides residential management recommendations.

Bristly Roseslug

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the bristly roseslug, Cladius difformis, and provides residential management recommendations.

Scorch Diseases on Shade Trees

By: Ronald Jones, James Baker, James McGraw Ornamental Disease Information

This factsheet provides general information about scorch or marginal burning on leaves of shade trees.

Silverleaf Whitefly

By: Steven Frank, James Baker, Stephen Bambara Entomology Insect Notes

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the silverleaf whitefly, an insect pest of ornamentals and vegetables grown in commercial greenhouses.

Bees in Turf

By: Stephen Bambara, Rick Brandenburg, James Baker Biting and Stinging Pests

This Entomology Insect Note describes the control of bees in turfgrasses.

Obscure Scale Insect

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This Entomology Insect Note discusses obscure scale, which can infest oaks as well as beech, dogwood, hickory, maple, and willow.

Acrobat Ants

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of acrobat ants. Although acrobat ants are not considered pests of trees and shrubs, they do protect scales and other insects that are pests.

Spiny Witchhazel gall aphid

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the spiny witchhazel gall aphid, Hamamelistes spinosus, and provides residential management recommendations.

Mulberry Whitefly

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the mulberry whitefly, Tetraleurodes mori, and provides residential management recommendations.

Dogwood Twig Borer

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the dogwood twig borer, Oberea tripunctata, and provides residential management recommendations.

Anomala flavipennis Scarab Beetle

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the scarab beetle, Anomala flavipennis, and provides residential management recommendations.

Bald Cypress Rust Mite

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the bald cypress rust mite, Epitrimerus taxodii, and provides residential management recommendations.

Chestnut Brown Bark Beetle

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the chestnut brown bark beetle, Pityogenes hopkinsi, and provides residential management recommendations.

Andromeda Lace Bug

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet gives a brief introduction to the andromeda lace bug, an uncommon pest in North Carolina capable of significant damage. Topics include a general description, host plant information, and management strategies.

Lesser Canna Leafroller

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the lesser canna leafroller, Geshna cannalis, and provides residential management recommendations.

Longtailed Mealybug

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the longtailed mealybug, Pseudococcus longispinus, and provides residential management recommendations.

White Peach Scale Insect

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This PDIC factsheet describes the biology and management of the white peach scales, Pseudaulacaspis pentagona.

Walnut Scale Insect on Ornamentals

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes walnut scales (Quadraspidiotus juglansregiae).

Redbanded Thrips on Ornamental Plants

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the redbanded thrip, Selenothrips rubrocinctus, and provides residential management recommendations.

Juniper Webworm

By: Steven Frank, James Baker Entomology Insect Notes

This factsheet describes the biology of the juniper webworm, Dichomeris marginella, and provides residential management recommendations.

Orange-Shouldered Sherbet Moth

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the orange-shouldered sherbet moth or white palpita moth, Phalaena costata (Diaphania costata), and provides residential management recommendations.

Juniper Tip Dwarf Mite

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the juniper tip dwarf mite, Trisetacus juniperinus, and provides residential management recommendations.

Crapemyrtle Flea Beetle

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the crapemyrtle flea beetle, Altica litigata, also called the water primrose flea beetle, the evening primrose flea beetle, and the primrose willow flea beetle.

Baptisia Seed Pod Weevil

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the baptisia seed pod weevil, also called baptisia weevil, wild indigo weevil, or Say’s weevil, Trichapion Rostrum.

Tuliptree Aphid

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the tuliptree aphid, Illinoia liriodendri, and provides residential management recommendations.

Hickory Peach Gall Midge

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the hickory peach gall midge, Cariomyia persicoides, and provides residential management recommendations.

Maskell Scale

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the maskell scale, Lepidosaphes maskelli, and provides residential management recommendations.

Camellia Scale Insect

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the camellia scale, Lepidosaphes camelliae, and provides residential management recommendations.

Pine Spittlebug

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of pine spittlebugs, Aphrophora parallela, and provides residential management recommendations.

Ligustrum Weevil

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the ligustrum weevil, Ochyronmera ligustri, and provides residential management recommendations.

Larger Canna Leafroller

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the larger canna leafroller, Calpodes ethlius, and provides residential management recommendations.

Australian Cockroach in Interiorscapes

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the Australian cockroach, also known as a waterbug and the shad roach, Periplaneta australasiae.

Common Barklouse

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the common barklouse, Cerastipsocus venosus, and provides residential management recommendations.

Powdery Pine Needle Aphid

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the powdery pine needle aphid, Eulachnus rileyi, and provides residential management recommendations.

Privet Mite

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology and management of the privet mite, Brevipalpus obovatus, and provides residential management recommendations.

Snowy Planthopper

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the snowy planthopper, Flatormenis proxima, and provides residential management recommendations.

Striped Mealybug

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the striped mealybug, Ferresia virgata, and provides residential management recommendations.

Potato Leafhopper on Ornamental Plants

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the potato leafhoppers, Empoasca fabae., and provides residential management recommendations.

Juniper Pest Management Calendar

By: Steven Frank, James Baker Entomology Insect Notes

This insect note contains a pest management calendar for juniper insect and mite pests.

Balsam Twig Aphid

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the balsam twig aphid, Mindarus abietinus, and provides residential management recommendations.

Bronze Birch Borer

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the bronze birch borer, Agrilus anxius, and provides residential management recommendations.

Chilli Thrips

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the chilli thrips, Scirtothrips dorsalis, and provides residential management recommendations.

Pests of Crape Myrtle

By: James Baker, Cathy C. Carter, Kelly F. Horn, Daniel Kline, John Scott, Howard Singletary, David Stephan

This factsheet, part of the publication Insect and Related Pests of Shrubs publication, includes an identification key and descriptions of pests in crape myrtle.

Pests of Pyracantha

By: James Baker, Cathy C. Carter, Kelly F. Horn, Daniel Kline, John Scott, Howard Singletary, David Stephan

This factsheet, part of the publication Insect and Related Pests of Shrubs publication, includes an identification key and descriptions of pests in pyracantha.

Red Oak Clearwing Borer

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the red oak clearwing borer, Paranthrene simulans, and provides residential management recommendations.

Javelin Moth

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describe the biology of the nutgrass borer moth, Bactra venosana, and the javelin moth, Bactra verutana.

Elm-Grass Root Aphid

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the elm-grass root aphid, Tetraneura ulmi, and provides residential management recommendations.

Tuliptree Scale Insect

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the tuliptree scale insect, oumeyella liriodendri, a pest of magnolia and tulip trees.

San Jose Scale on Ornamentals

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology and management of the San Jose scale, Quadraspidiotus perniciosus, a destructive pest of apple, cherry, peach, pear, prune, and other tree fruits.

Pine Colaspis

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the pine colaspis, Colaspis pini, a small leaf beetle that causes noticeably brown areas from feeding on pine needles. The damage is not thought to be health-threatening.

Bayberry Leaftier

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the bayberry leaftier, Strepsicrates smithiana, and provides residential management recommendations.

Boxwood Psyllid

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the boxwood psyllid, Cacopsylla buxi, and provides residential management recommendations.

Periodical Cicadas in the Landscape

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the periodical cicadas, Magicicada septendecim, and five other species.

Woolly Oak Aphids

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the woolly oak aphids, Stegophylla spp, and provides residential management recommendations.

Banded Greenhouse Thrips

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the banded greenhouse thrips, Hercinothrips femoralis, and provides residential management recommendations.

Greedy Scale Insect

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the greedy scale, Hemiberlesia rapax, and provides residential management recommendations.

Asian Oak Leaf Beetle, Demotina modesta

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the Asian oak leaf beetle, Demotina modesta, and provides residential management recommendations.

Poplar Tentmaker

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the poplar tentmaker moth, Clostera inclusa, and provides residential management recommendations.

Maple Pest Management Calendar

By: Steven Frank, James Baker Entomology Insect Notes

This insect note contains a pest management calendar for maple.

Green Apple Aphid on Ornamentals

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the green appple aphid, Aphis pomi, and provides residential management recommendations.

Brownheaded Ash Sawfly

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the brownheaded ash sawfly, Tomostethus multicinctus, and provides residential management recommendations.

Pests of Euonymus

By: James Baker, Cathy C. Carter, Kelly F. Horn, Daniel Kline, John Scott, Howard Singletary, David Stephan

This factsheet, part of the publication Insect and Related Pests of Shrubs publication, includes an identification key and descriptions of pests in euonymus.

White-lined Leafroller

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the white-lined leafroller, Amorbia humerosana, and provides residential management recommendations.

Lesser Cornstalk Borer in Ornamental Plants

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the lesser cornstalk borer, Elasmopalpus lignosellus, and provides residential management recommendations.

Latania Scale Insect

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the latania scale insect, Hemiberlesia lataniae, and provides residential management recommendations.

Columbine Leafminer

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the columbine leafminer, Phytomyza miniscula, and provides residential management recommendations.

Magnolia Scale

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the Magnolia scale, Neolecanium cornuparvum, and provides residential management recommendations.

Mexican Mealybug

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the Mexican mealybug, Phenacoccus gossypii, and provides residential management recommendations.

Palmetto Scale

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the palmetto scale, Comstockiella sabalis, and provides residential management recommendations.

Strawberry Rootworm on Ornamentals

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the strawberry rootworm, Paria fragariae., and provides residential management recommendations.

Cranberry Rootworm Beetles on Ornamentals

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the cranberry rootworm beetle, Rhadopterus picipes, and provides residential management recommendations.

Beech Erineum Mite

By: Steven Frank, James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the beech erineum mite, Aceria ferruginea, and provides residential management recommendations.

The Lace Bugs (Hemiptera: Tingidae) of North Carolina and Their Hosts

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This publication includes photos of pages from The Lace Bugs (Hemiptera: Tingidae) of North Carolina and Their Hosts, a 6" X 8.5", soft-back, perfect-bound publication that the NC State University Libraries had hard bound in1987 by Heckman Bindery Inc, N. Manchester, Indiana.

Camellia Pest Management Calendar

By: Steven Frank, James Baker Entomology Insect Notes

This insect note contains a pest management calendar for camellia insect and mite pests.

Ornamental Cherry Pest Management Calendar

By: Steven Frank, James Baker Entomology Insect Notes

This Entomology Insect Note includes a pest management calendar for ornamental cherry in North Carolina landscapes.

Pine Pest Management Calendar

By: Steven Frank, James Baker Entomology Insect Notes

This insect note includes a pest management calendar for pests of pine in North Carolina.

Whitefringed Beetles

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the whitefringed beetle, Naupactus leucoloma, and provides management recommendations.

Pitch Gall Midges

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of pitch gall midges or resin gall midges in the genus Cecidomyia.

Blackgum Leafslug Sawfly, Caliroa nyssae

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the blackgum Leafslug Sawfly, Caliroa nyssae, and provides residential management recommendations.

Cane Lace Bug

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the cane lace bug or bamboo lace bug, Leptodictya simulans, and provides residential management recommendations.

Pine Tortoise Scale

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the pine tortoise scale insect, Toumeyella parvicornis, and provides residential management recommendations.

Striped Pine Scale

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the striped pine scale insect, Toumeyella pini, and provides residential management recommendations.

Crescent-marked Lily Aphid

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the crescent-marked lily aphid, Neomyzus circumflexus (= Aulacorthum circumflexum), and provides residential management recommendations.

Sycamore Lace Bug

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of sycamore lace bugs, which feed on the lower leaf surface of sycamore and cause yellow or pale spots to appear on the upper leaf surface.

Boisduval Scale

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the boisduval scale, Diaspis boisduvalii, and provides residential management recommendations.

Imported Willow Leaf Beetle

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology and management of the imported willow leaf beetle, Plagiodera versicolor, and provides residential management recommendations.

Spotted Fireworm

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the spotted fireworm, Choristoneura parallela, and provides residential management recommendations.

American Serpentine Leafminer

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the American serpentine leafminer, Liriomyza trifolii, and provides residential management recommendations.

Ash Whitefly in North Carolina

By: D. Huffman, K.A. Kidd, Steven Frank, James Baker Entomology Insect Notes

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the ash whitefly, an insect pest of Bradford pear trees in North Carolina.

Insect Screening for Greenhouses

By: Steven Frank, E. A. Shearin, James Baker Entomology Insect Notes

This Entomology Insect Note discusses methods and materials for insect screening in greenhouses.

Boxwood Pest Management Calendar

By: Steven Frank, James Baker Entomology Insect Notes

This insect note contains a pest management calendar for boxwood insect and mite pests.

Venus Flytrap Cutworm

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the Venus flytrap cutworm, Hemipachnobia subporphyrea.

Leyland Cypress Pest Management Calendar

By: Steven Frank, James Baker Entomology Insect Notes

This insect note contains a pest management calendar for Leyland cypress.

Holly Berry Gall Midge

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology and management of the holly berry gall midge, Asphondylia ilicicola. In American holly it causes berries to remain green during the fall and winter.

Eastern Velvethead Lady Beetle, Zilus horni

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the eastern velvethead lady beetle, Zilus horni.

Dogwood Eyespot Gall Midge

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes dogwood eyespot galls caused by an ocellate gall midge, Parallelodiplosis subtruncata.

Muhlygrass Mealybug

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the muhlygrass mealybug, Stemmatomerinx acircula, and provides residential management recommendations.

Spruce Rust Mite

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the spruce rust mite, Nalepella halourga, a pest that damages the needles of spruce trees.

Hyperaspis Lady Beetles

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the Hyperaspis lady beetle, which feeds on the egg masses of scale insects.

Leaf Crumpler

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the Leaf crumpler, Acrobasis indiginella, and provides residential management recommendations.

Pigeon Tremex

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the pigeon tremex insect, Tremex columba, and provides residential management recommendations.

American Plum Borer in Ornamentals

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the American plum borer, Euzophera semifuneralis, and provides residential management recommendations.

Cherry Lace Bug

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the cherry lace bug, Corythucha associata., and provides residential management recommendations.

Tufted Apple Budworm on Ornamentals

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the tufted apple budworm moth, Platynota idaeusalis, and provides residential management recommendations.

Oak Pest Management Calendar

By: Steven Frank, James Baker Entomology Insect Notes

This insect note contains a pest management calendar for oak insect and mite pests.

Rose Pest Management Calendar

By: Steven Frank, James Baker Entomology Insect Notes

This publication offers a month by month guide to managing pests of roses in North Carolina.

Ironweed Longhorn Borer

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the ironweed longhorn borer, Hemierana marginata, and provides residential management recommendations.

Spinose Scale

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of spinose scales, Oceanaspidiotus spinosus, also called spined scales and avocado scales.

Macrodiplosis Gall Midges

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of midges in the genus Macrodiplosis, which cause vein "pocket" galls on the leaves of oaks.

Octotoma Leaf Beetle

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the octotoma leaf beetle, Octotoma plicatula, and provides residential management recommendations.

Peony Scale Insect

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the peony scale insect, Pseudaonidia paeoniae, and provides residential management recommendations.

Sycamore Leaf Beetle

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the sycamore leaf beetle, Neochlamisus platani, and provides residential management recommendations.

Rudbeckia Triozid

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology and management of the rudbeckia triozid, Bactericera antennata, and provides residential management recommendations.

Ash Lace Bug

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the ash lace bug, Leptoypha costata, and provides management recommendations.

Pine Needle Gall Midge

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the pine needle gall midge, Thecodiplosis brachynteroides, and provides residential management recommendations.

Azalea Pest Management Calendar

By: Steven Frank, James Baker Entomology Insect Notes

This insect note contains a pest management calendar for azalea insect and mite pests.

Hemlock Pest Management Calendar

By: Steven Frank, James Baker Entomology Insect Notes

This insect note contains a pest management calendar for hemlock insect and mite pests.

Pyracantha Pest Management Calendar

By: Steven Frank, James Baker Entomology Insect Notes

This factsheet shows when common insect and mite pests of pyracantha are likely to be present.

Aleuroplatus vaccinii Whitefly

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the whitefly Aleuroplatus vaccinii, and provides residential management recommendations.

Cyarda Melichari Planthopper

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the brown planthopper, Cyarda melichari., and provides residential management recommendations.

Alder Lace Bug/Birch Lace Bug

By: James Baker PDIC Factsheets

This factsheet describes the biology of the alder lace bug, Corythucha pergandei, and provides residential management recommendations.

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