1. By-catch in Fall Armyworm Traps

    Sep 7, 2023

    We have been noticing a number of moths in our fall armyworm (FAW) bucket traps that are not FAW, but rather a species of wainscot moth. These wainscot moths are accumulating in high numbers in the traps, and without proper identication, can be mistaken as FAW. While both moth species are in the same insect family, Noctuidae, FAW is an agronomic crop pest that requires monitoring, and the wainscot moth is not. Below are some images of both moth species.

  2. Asiatic Garden Beetle Sex-Determination Paper Published

    Sep 1, 2023

    A paper titled "Quick Sex-Determination of the Asiatic Garden Beetle, Maladera formosae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)" by Adrian Pekarcik, Scott Clem, Kyle Akred, and Kelley Tilmon was published November 2022 in The Great Lakes Entomologist. In this paper, authors identified a quick way to determine the sex of Asiatic garden beetle (AGB) adults. To successfully determine the sex of an AGB adult, one will need either a dissecting microscope - or even a hand lens in the field. Next, you need to look at the abdomen of the AGB and identify the pygidium, or last dorsal tergite.

  3. Fall Armyworm Monitoring to Begin

    Aug 24, 2023

    Lep Monitoring Network Update