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Ambush Bug (Phymata spp., family Reduviidae)

Thomas Becker (OSU Extension, Lorain County) showed participants in this week’s weekly BYGL Zoom Inservice a nice shot of a Jagged Ambush Bug (Phymata spp., family Reduviidae) lurking among flowers in...

Leaffolder Nest on leaf

Participants in the OGIA/OSU Greater Cincinnati BYGL! Diagnostic Walkabout held this past Monday at the Boone County Arboretum observed the unusual damage caused by the Redbud Leaffolder (Fascista cer...

Two-Marked Treehopper on Red Bud

During yesterday’s 83rd Ohio Diagnostic Workshop held in Secrest Arboretum, OSU CFAES, Wooster, OH., participants found snowy-white masses on the stems of redbuds (Cercis canadensis). The agglomeratio...

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Rough Oak Bulletgall on branch on ruler
Rough Oak Bulletgalls induced by the gall-wasp, Disholcaspis quercusmamma (family Cynipidae) are splitting through the bark and rising on the stems of oaks in the white oak group in southwest Ohio. ...
Swamp Doodlers
Dodders are parasitic plants belonging to the morning glory family, Convolvulaceae. They were formerly placed in the dodder family, Cuscutaceae, with only one genus in the family, Cuscuta. I think i...
bird next to lake
Wetlands are incredibly important features of the natural landscape, providing countless ecosystem services to local ecology and wildlife.
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wasp galls on oaks
This is the 5th BYGL Alert this season dedicated to wasp galls on oaks. That may seem excessive, but it’s estimated that around 800 types of galls may be found on oaks in the Nearctic which is the p...
Fall Webworm on black walnut tree
Fall Webworms (Hyphantria cunea, family Erebidae) have been virtual no-shows over much of Ohio this season. Although, there are reports of highly localized populations with noticeable nests, trees i...
hole size compared to penny
USDA works closely with Federal and State officials to eradicate Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) using a combined approach that includes imposing quarantines, conducting tree inspections, removing inf...
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