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Top 20 Pest Notes of 2017

Larva and adult furniture carpet beetles. [Credit: D-H Choe]

Pests have popularity contests too. We recently looked at how many visits our popular Pest Notes publication series received in 2017. If you aren't familiar, the UC IPM Pest Notes series are science-based publications written and reviewed by experts on...

Posted on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 4:31 PM
Tags: aphids (42), bark (3), bed bugs (24), carpet beetles (2), clothes moths (5), fire blight (2), fungus gnats (1), gophers (4), hives (1), honey bee swarms (1), leaffooted (4), management (28), peach leaf curl (6), Pest Notes (58), rats (8), scale (2), soil solarization (1), spider mites (2), squirrels (1), thrips (9), UC IPM (225), widow spiders (1)
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Leaffooted Plant Bug

Adult leaffooted bugs. [D.R. Haviland]

If you've noticed some odd-looking bugs in your garden or landscape recently, you might have leaffooted bugs. These medium to large sized insects feed on certain fruits, fruiting vegetables, nuts and ornamental plants. Life Cycle Adult females can lay...

Posted on Friday, June 17, 2016 at 9:29 AM
Tags: assassin (2), bug (6), citrus (30), leaffooted (4), pest (75), Pomegranates (9), Tomatoes (11), UCIPM (66)

Leaffooted Bugs: An Increasing Problem in Gardens

Fig. 3. Leaffooted bug nymphs on Hesperaloe parviflora.

[From the July 2014 issue of the UC IPM Retail Nursery & Garden Center News] In recent years, you may have seen a strange “new” bug in your garden, especially on tomatoes and pomegranates. These insects may be leaffooted bugs. Although...

Posted on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Tags: leaf-footed (1), leaffooted (4), pest (75), Pest Notes (58), Pomegranates (9), tomato (4)

The Leaffooted Bugs are Coming!

Adult leaffooted bug, Leptoglossus zonatus.

An army of leaffooted bugs attacking pomegranates, tomatoes or other plants in your garden can be quite disconcerting. They are large, long-legged bugs with a big appetite for fruits and seeds. After overwintering as adults in protected areas such as...

Posted on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 9:34 AM
Tags: bug (6), leaffooted (4), pest (75), tomato (4)
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