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What Threat Level would you rate Broad Mites 1-10? Concider damage, control, prevention, and how annoying.

  1. 4 (3 votes [5.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.45%

  2. 5 (3 votes [5.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.45%

  3. 6 (6 votes [10.91%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.91%

  4. 7 (10 votes [18.18%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.18%

  5. 8 (15 votes [27.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 27.27%

  6. 9 (18 votes [32.73%])

    Percentage of vote: 32.73%

What Threat Level would you rate Fungus Gnats 1-10? Concider damage, control, prevention, and how annoying.

  1. 1 (7 votes [12.73%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.73%

  2. 2 (8 votes [14.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.55%

  3. 3 (12 votes [21.82%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.82%

  4. 4 (7 votes [12.73%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.73%

  5. 5 (7 votes [12.73%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.73%

  6. 6 (5 votes [9.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.09%

  7. 7 (2 votes [3.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.64%

  8. 8 (7 votes [12.73%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.73%

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#201 nmlarson

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Posted 01 August 2018 - 12:00 PM

You betcha.  

 

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brown marmorated stink bug nymph


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#202 nmlarson

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 09:18 AM

In looking for some more information on the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB), I stumbled across some photographs and other information that may be of help to others in indentification of the b******s.

 

 

From http://www.stopbmsb....cs/life-stages/

 

 

From left to right, four nymphal stages of BMSB (second through fifth instar), adult male, and adult female. Photo by W. Hershberger

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BMSB nymphs, first instar, cluster around a mass of newly-hatched eggs on the underside of a leaf. Photo by W. Hershberger

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And, from https://njaes.rutger...ug/identify.php:

 

The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug has a "shield" shaped body that is characteristic of all stink bugs. The adults are approximately 17 mm (5/8 inch) long with a mottled brownish grey color. The next to last (4th) antennal segment has a white band and several of the abdominal segments protrude from beneath the wings and are alternatively banded with black and white. The underside is white, sometimes with grey or black markings, and the legs are brown with faint white banding.

 

Adult Male

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Adult Female

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Aggregation on Crab Apple Leaf.

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The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug has five nymphal stages, or instars, and ranges in size from 2.4 mm to 12 mm in length. Unlike the adults who blend in very well with bark, the nymphs are more brightly colored with red and black. The first instars, which have a "tick-like" appearance, are not very active and remain around the hatched egg mass. Nymphs are characterized by dark reddish eyes and a yellowish-red abdomen that is also striped with black. The legs and antennae of the nymphs are black with white banding.

 

Eggs of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug.

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The eggs of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug are often laid on the underside of leaves and a light green in color. They are elliptical in shape and are often deposited in a mass of approximately 28 eggs.

 

 

First Instar.

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Fourth Instar.

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#203 YAMracer754

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 10:48 PM

I've been dealing with them myself and you're right they are the scourge of the earth!!

In looking for some more information on the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB), I stumbled across some photographs and other information that may be of help to others in indentification of the b******s.
 
 
From http://www.stopbmsb....cs/life-stages/
 
 
From left to right, four nymphal stages of BMSB (second through fifth instar), adult male, and adult female. Photo by W. Hershberger
BMSB_Figure2_0573.jpg
 
 
 
 
 
BMSB nymphs, first instar, cluster around a mass of newly-hatched eggs on the underside of a leaf. Photo by W. Hershberger
BMSB_Figure1_9852.jpg
 
 
And, from https://njaes.rutger...ug/identify.php:
 
The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug has a "shield" shaped body that is characteristic of all stink bugs. The adults are approximately 17 mm (5/8 inch) long with a mottled brownish grey color. The next to last (4th) antennal segment has a white band and several of the abdominal segments protrude from beneath the wings and are alternatively banded with black and white. The underside is white, sometimes with grey or black markings, and the legs are brown with faint white banding.
 
Adult Male
adult-male-full.jpg
 
Adult Female
adult-female-full.jpg
 
 
Aggregation on Crab Apple Leaf.
aggregation-full.jpg
 
The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug has five nymphal stages, or instars, and ranges in size from 2.4 mm to 12 mm in length. Unlike the adults who blend in very well with bark, the nymphs are more brightly colored with red and black. The first instars, which have a "tick-like" appearance, are not very active and remain around the hatched egg mass. Nymphs are characterized by dark reddish eyes and a yellowish-red abdomen that is also striped with black. The legs and antennae of the nymphs are black with white banding.
 
Eggs of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug.
eggs-full.jpg
The eggs of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug are often laid on the underside of leaves and a light green in color. They are elliptical in shape and are often deposited in a mass of approximately 28 eggs.
 
 
First Instar.
instars-i-full.jpg
 
Fourth Instar.
instar-iv-full.jpg
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 11:31 AM

Yeah, and on top of the stink bugs, my nephew sent me this photo yesterday, from the Easton, PA area.  Spotted Lanternflies.  Another truly destructive non-native pest.

 

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#205 nmlarson

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 11:32 AM

Spotted Lanternfly (SLF)

 

A new, destructive, invasive pest.  It's currently been reported in 13 counties in SE Pennsylvania, one county in Virginia and three in New Jersey.  This one was found outside Macungie, PA in Lehigh County.  The PennState Extension is requesting citizens finding the SLF to report it via their website:  https://extension.ps...tted-lanternfly

 

Top view.  Wings and body total about one inch.  Notice the red edge of the bottom wings peeking through to the top:

 

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Bottom view:

 

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