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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...

Fall Flowering Japanese Anemone

Japanese anemones or windflowers (Anemone x hybrida) are especially attractive additions to a partially shaded landscape. These beautiful perennials bloom in fall starting the second year, i.e.,...

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....

Beware the Stinging Cats of Fall

With this cooler early fall weather, I just had to get out and do some pruning, which I typically do not do this time of year. I pruned my Curly Willow (Salix matsudana ‘Tortuosa’), a tree with...

What is it? Wednesday

Tree squirrel bot fly, Cuterebra emasculator Fast Fact Cuterebra emasculator are natural, native parasites that, typically, do not adversely affect the overall health of their hosts: eastern gray...

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