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What is it? Wednesday

Spottedwinged antlion, Dendroleon obsoletus (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae) The genus, Dendroleon, means “tree lion” and references larval habitat. Instead of digging pits in the dirt to...

What is it? Wednesday

Bean Leafroller (caterpillar), Urbanus proteus Urbanus proteus is a skipper in the family, Hesperiidae. Adult skippers typically have hooked antennae and quick, skipping flight. Caterpillars of...

What is it? Wednesday

Imported Cabbageworm, Pieris rapae Identification: Velvety, green to bluish-green caterpillar with a narrow yellow dorsal line and a broken yellow line or spots running down each side. Life cycle:...

What is it? Wednesday

Pine Vole Feeding Damage There are 23 species of vole in North America. Two vole species are found in South Carolina: pine vole, Microtus pinetorum, and meadow vole, Microtus pennsylvanicus. General...

What is it? Wednesday

Green Lacewing   Green lacewings are in the order Neuroptera and the family Chrysopidae. Neuroptera is Greek for ‘veined’ + ‘wing’, referring to the many veins in the lacewings’ wings....

What is it? Wednesday

Hypercompe scribonia (Lepidoptera: Erebidae) Hypercompe scribonia (Lepidoptera: Erebidae) is found throughout the Eastern United States. Larvae feed on a variety of broadleaf plants, including, but...

What is it? Wednesday

Acanthocephala femorata (Hemiptera: Coreidae) Acanthocephala femorata (Hemiptera: Coreidae) is a relatively large, dark brown bug. The antennae are dull and uniformly reddish or orangish colored....

What is it? Wednesday

Male Southern House Spider, Kukulcania hibernalis Kukulcania hibernalis are readily found throughout the southern United States. The male Kukulcania hibernalis is often mistaken for a brown recluse,...

What is it? Wednesday

Eastern Redbud, Cercis canadensis ‘JN2’, The Rising Sun The Rising Sun™ redbud is an eye-catching specimen tree adaptable to different soil types and moisture levels. This small tree (tops out at...

What is it? Wednesday

Isa textula, Slug Caterpillar Fast Fact “Slug caterpillars” are called so because they move slowly and glide slug-like due to reduced thoracic legs and sucker-like prolegs....

What is it? Wednesday

Rose Rosette Disease on Knock Out® Rose Fast Fact Rose rosette disease (RRD) is caused by rose rosette virus (RRV). Rose rosette virus is transmitted by grafting or the feeding of eriophyid mites....

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