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Top Ten Most Wanted Bugs in Your Garden: Ground Beetle

*This is an excerpt from Top Ten Most Wanted Bugs in Your Garden, ANR-2283.
Aliases: fiery hunter, snail eater, carabid
Wanted For: Conspiring to eat many soil-dwelling pests such as slugs, snails, cutworms, and root maggots.
Family Hist…

Top Ten Most Wanted Bugs in Your Garden: Syrphid Fly

*This is an excerpt from Top Ten Most Wanted Bugs in Your Garden, ANR-2283.
Aliases: hover fly, flower fly
Wanted For: Hunting down aphids, mealybugs, and other pests, and for pollinating plants.
Family History: Adults are known to be im…

Top Ten Most Wanted Bugs in Your Garden: Bee

*This is an excerpt from Top Ten Most Wanted Bugs in Your Garden, ANR-2283.
Aliases: honeybee, bumblebee, digger bee
Wanted For: Pollinating the flowers of many ornamental, fruit, and vegetable plants.
Family History: Specially equipped …

Top Ten Most Wanted Bugs in Your Garden: Soldier Beetle

*This is an excerpt from Top Ten Most Wanted Bugs in Your Garden, ANR-2283.
Aliases: leatherwing, cantharid
Wanted For: Attacking and feeding on aphids and other soft-bodied insects.
Family History: Adults feed on pollen and insect pests…

Top Ten Most Wanted Bugs in Your Garden: Green Lacewing

*This is an excerpt from Top Ten Most Wanted Bugs in Your Garden, ANR-2283.
Aliases: aphid lion, walking trash pile.
Wanted For: Aggressively devouring aphids, thrips, mealybugs, scales, spider mites, leafhoppers, and insect eggs.
Family…

Top Ten Most Wanted Bugs in Your Garden: Dragonfly

*This is an excerpt from Top Ten Most Wanted Bugs in Your Garden, ANR-2283.

Aliases: skimmer, darner, clubtail Wanted for: Preying on unsuspecting flying insects such as mosquitoes, flies, and midges.

Family History: A deadly predator…

Top Ten Most Wanted Bugs in Your Garden

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Scouting Techniques for Soil Insect Pests of Peanuts: Wireworms

*This is an excerpt from Scouting Techniques for Soil Insect Pests of Peanuts, ANR-1364

Wireworms have become the major insect pest of peanuts under certain cropping conditions. Several species of wireworms occur in peanut fields, so an…

Scouting Techniques for Soil Insect Pests of Peanuts: Burrower Bugs

*This is an excerpt from Scouting Techniques for Soil Insect Pests of Peanuts, ANR-1364

About six species of burrower bugs have been reported from peanut farmers in several states. The predominant species is Pangaeus bilineatus, and it …

Scouting Techniques for Soil Insect Pests of Peanuts

Scouting for insect pests is a critical component of an integrated pest management (IPM) system. Scouting involves correct identification of pest species, determination of infestation levels, and reliable estimation of crop damage. Once sco…

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Basics of Integrated Pest Management

This article provides basic information about the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) standards as they apply to integrated pest management on organic crops. NOP standards reflect specific requirements that must be verified by a USDA-accred…

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