Author: Kasey Owens

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Obscure Scale

Description: Obscure scale is a key pest of oak but will also attack a wide variety of other trees such as hickory, walnut, maple, willow, beech

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Orange Striped Oak Worm

Description: Orange striped oakworms are most often recognized in the caterpillar stage because of their defoliation of oak trees. They have been referred to as a

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Southern Pine Beetle

Description: The Southern Pine Beetle (SPB) is a native insect and a natural part of the Southeastern forest. It is also the most destructive pest of

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Spider Mites

Description: Spider mites are not insects but are more closely related to spiders. They have four pairs of legs, no antennae and a single, oval body.

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Wax Scales

Description: Scale insects are commonly mistaken for something other than an insect. They are small, immobile and are covered in a waxy coating. Further complicating matters

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Japanese Beetles

Description: The adult Japanese beetle is broadly oval and nearly ½ inch long. The body is a bright metallic green with darker green legs. The wings

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Euonymus Scale

Euonymus scale most often affects euonymus, camellia, boxwood, bittersweet, daphne, Eugenia, English ivy, hibiscus, holly jasmine, privet, honeysuckle, olive and pachysandra. Heavy infestations are visible

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Fall Cankerworm

Cankerworms are caterpillars when in their immature phase and develop into moths as adults. They are common native pests to hardwood trees in North America.

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Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

Description: The hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) is a small (1/32 inch), reddish purple, aphid-like insect that covers itself with a white, fluffy secretion. It is a

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Dusky Birch Sawfly

Description: Sawfly larvae are often mistaken for caterpillars. However, sawflies are different in their habits and how they must be controlled. Caterpillars grow up to be

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