Thursday, 22 August 2019

Review the 2019 INSECT OF THE WEEK!

The 2019 Insect of the Week lineup featured species you may encounter while scouting in field crops; the initial four weeks targeted introduced species while the remaining 12 weeks featured insect doppelgangers.  Many thanks to all our contributors!

Need a refresher or simply want to keep our 2019 lineup a click away? Here's the 2019 INSECT OF THE WEEK lineup for the growing season:

WK05 (May 7) - Brown marmorated stink bug
WK06 (May 13) - Lily leaf beetle (Lilioceris lilii) and its natural enemy, Tetrastichus setifer
WK07 (May 21, 2019) - Spotted wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii Mats.)
WK08 (May 27) - Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica)

WK09 (June 3) - Doppelgangers: Pea leaf weevil and other Sitona species
WK10 (June 10) – Doppelgangers: Bertha armyworm and clover cutworm
WK11 (June 17) - Doppelgangers: Wheat midge vs. Lauxanid
WK12  (June 24) - Doppelgangers: midge vs. parasitoid
WK13 (July 2) – Doppelgangers: Cereal leaf beetle vs. Collops beetles
WK14 (July 9) – Doppelgangers: Grasshoppers
WK15 (July 15): Doppelgangers: Lygus bug vs. Alfalfa plant bug
WK16 (July 22): Doppelgangers: Lygus bugs nymphs vs. aphids
WK17 (Jul 29) - Monarch vs. Painted Lady
WK18 (Aug 6) - Doppelgangers – Good vs. good (ladybeetle larva vs. lacewing larva)
WK19 (Aug 12) - Doppelgangers: Hoverflies vs. bees vs. yellow jacket wasps
WK20 (Aug 19) - Doppelgangers: Giant water bug vs Cockroach