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Rose sawfly on a rose leaf. Photo: SD Frank

Sawflies on Roses

For the past several weeks I have noticed damage to the leaves of my roses. Each year this happens and …

False oleander scales. Photo: SD Frank

Monitor False Oleander Scales

False oleander scale, Pseudaulacaspis cockerelli, is a tropical and subtropical pest originally from China. False oleander scale is common throughout …

Imported will leaf beetle on willow. Photo: SD Frank

Imported Willow Leaf Beetles

Imported willow leaf beetle (Plagiodera versicolor) are common on willows in landscapes and natural areas. Most of year adults and …

Crape myrtle aphids. Photo: SD Frank

Crape Myrtle Aphids

Crape myrtles are among the most commonly planted trees in the Southeast. The two main pests are crape myrtle …

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Euonymus scale females have oystershell-shaped armor.

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This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of euonymus scale, insect pests of …

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Fungus-Infected Seedcorn Maggot Flies

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of fungus-infected seedcorn maggot flies, an …

Twobanded Japanese weevil

Twobanded Japanese Weevil

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the twobanded Japanese weevil, an …

Indian wax scales lay hundreds of eggs.

Indian Wax Scale Insect

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of Indian wax scale, a tiny …

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Ivyleaf Speedwell

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of ivyleaf speedwell.

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Common Lespedeza

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of common lespedeza.

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Fine Fescue

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of fine fescue.

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