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Cabbage Looper - Vegetables

Back to Vegetable Crops Ragged holes in the leaves of cole crops, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, kale, turnips, etc. Larva of cabbage looper ( Trichoplusia ni) Photo: David Cappaert, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org Appearance Eggs : Tiny yellowish-white to...

Stink Bugs - Vegetables

Back to Common Problems - Tree Fruit Back to Insects - Brambles Back to Vegetable Crops Adult brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) ( Halyomorpha halys) Appearance Eggs: light colored clusters of about 25 (up to 60 for brown stink bug), on end, under leaves. Brown marmorated stink bug eggs (BMSB) are...

Squash Vine Borer - Vegetables

Back to Vegetable Crops Dead, wilting squash plants Squash vine borer larva damaging a squash plant Appearance Eggs : tiny brown flattened ovals attached singly. Larvae : wrinkly, white to cream color hairless caterpillar up to 1" with dark head. Squash vine borer larva Video: Dr. M. Raupp Pupa :...

Squash Bug - Vegetables

Back to Vegetable Crops Gray insects on squash Squash bug adult and eggs - Anasa tristis Appearance Eggs : Shiny, elliptical, rubbery, bronze colored; in clusters of about 20 eggs. Nymphs : Newly hatched nymphs are pale green with black legs, and very gregarious. Five instars (growth stages) occur...

Mexican Bean Beetle - Vegetables

Back to Vegetable Crops Mexican bean beetle - Epilachna varivestis Holes in Bean Leaves Appearance Eggs : Bright yellow, laid on-end in clusters of 40-60 on lower leaf surfaces. Larvae: Yellow, oval shaped, covered with small black spines (they appear fuzzy), soft-bodied; 4 instars. Pupae: Yellow-...

Imported Cabbageworm - Vegetables

Back to Vegetable Crops Large holes in leaves of cabbage, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cauliflower, collards, kale, turnip, and radish. Imported cabbageworm larva - Pieris rapae Appearance Eggs: Tiny, white to yellowish colored, bullet-shaped, ribbed eggs usually laid singly, on end. Larvae: Velvety...

Harlequin Bug - Vegetables

Back to Vegetable Crops Orange and black bug on broccoli, cauliflower, and kale Harlequin bug ( Murgantia histrionica) Photo: Dr. Mike Raupp This pest is most often found on cabbage family members (broccoli, cauliflower, collards, kale, horseradish, etc.) It is very partial to cleome, an annual...

Flea Beetle - Vegetables

Back to Vegetable Crops Tiny holes in vegetable leaves. Shiny, black beetles that jump. Flea beetle - Family Chrysomelidae , Subfamily - Alticinae Appearance There are many species of flea beetles, which are a distinctive subfamily of leaf beetles. Eggs: Minute, white, laid in the soil. Larvae:...

Cucumber Beetles: Spotted or Striped - Vegetables

Back to Vegetable Crops Striped adult cucumber beetle Insects that Look Like Ladybugs on Cucumbers Appearance Eggs: Clusters of yellow to orange oval-shaped eggs are laid on or just under coarse, cracked soil. Larvae: Both species are yellowish-white, 1/2" long, wormlike with dark heads. Adults: Up...

Build a Salad Box™

A Salad Box™ is another name for a table-top garden A Salad Box ™ is small enough to fit on a small table but large enough to grow several harvests of salad greens or herbs. It's definitely large enough to grow your interest in vegetable gardening! Materials Pine or cedar board (1 x 4) 6 ft. long 1...

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