Eggs Colorado Potato Beetle

Eggs and first instar larvae of the Colorado Potato Beetle. The Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata), also known as the Colorado beetle, the ten-striped spearman, the ten-lined potato beetle or the potato bug, is an important pest of potato crops. It is approximately 10 millimetres (0.39 in) long, with a bright yellow/orange body and five bold brown stripes along the length of each of its elytra.

Tobacco Hornworm

Manduca sexta is a moth of the family Sphingidae present through much of the American continent. Commonly known as the tobacco hornworm and the goliath worm, it is closely related to and often confused with the very similar tomato hornworm (Manduca quinquemaculata); the larvae of both feed on the foliage of various plants of the family Solanaceae.

Banded hairstreak butterfly

Caterpillar (Satyrium calanus) on purple leaf sand cherry (Prunus cistenas) Photo Credit: Jason Lemay

Japanese beetles

This photo is of 2 Japanese beetles mating within the bloom of a Dahlia. Photo Credit: Michelle Dueckman

Photo Credit Holly Byker

Giant foxtail seed heads

Photo Credit: Christy Shropshire

Biological control of tomato hornworm

Photo Credit: Christy Shropshire

Common lambsquarters flowers

Photo Credit: Christy Shropshire

Photo Credit Matthew Underwood

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