Insect Pests - Vegetables

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Video- How to Identify Insect Pests in Your Vegetable Garden 

Two Organic Pesticides for Vegetable Gardeners


Asparagus beetle

Cabbage looper

Colorado potato beetle

Corn earworm

Cucumber beetle (spotted and striped)


Cyclamen mites

Eggplant lacebug

European corn borer
(corn, peppers)

Flea beetle

Harlequin bug

Imported cabbageworm

Japanese beetle


Maggots/Root vegetables (wireworms)

Mexican bean beetle

Potato leafhopper

Potato tuberworm

Root aphids

Root knot nematode

Seed corn maggot


Spider mites

Squash beetle

Squash bug

Squash vine borer

Stink bug

Tobacco/Tomato hornworm

Tomato pinworm



HG 59 - IPM Series: Eggplant
HG 57 - IPM Series: Peppers
HG 76 - IPM Series: Pome Fruit
HG 55 - IPM Series: Potatoes
HG 56 - IPM Series: Tomatoes
HG 38 - Late Blight of Potato and Tomato

Looking for organic alternatives for pest management in the vegetable garden?

IPM Vegetable Specialist, Dr. Gerald Brust, has a 117 page publication you can download for reference. Click Organic Vegetable Pest Management for the article, then click on the document link to download the article. The Maryland Vegetables website is primarily for the commercial vegetable grower, but it is valuable to all food gardeners.

Just for fun, check out Mike Raupp's Bug of the Week page.

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