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Tag: Bug Identification

Azalea Caterpillar

Young caterpillars feed in a cluster side by side unless disturbed. These first instar caterpillars are approximately 3/8 inch long after feeding for eight to ten hours. They remain gregarious and soon devour the entire… Read More

Forest Tent Caterpillar

Larvae have a dark-gray to brownish-black background body color, highlighted by broad, pale- blue lines and thin, broken yellow lines extending along each side. On the dorsum of each abdominal segment is a distinct, whitish… Read More

Tomato Hornworm Caterpillar

The Tomato Hornworm larva is cylindrical in form, and bears five pairs of prolegs in addition to three pairs of thoracic legs. The most striking feature of the larva is a thick pointed structure or… Read More

Tomato Hornworm (Moth)

The adults are large moths with stout, narrow wings, and a wing span of about 100 mm. The forewings are much longer than the hind wings. They are dull grayish or grayish brown in color,… Read More

Stink bugs

Soldier bugs, also known as stink bugs, are known as serious pests as well as useful predators because different species vary in their eating habits. The most common stink bug in Florida, the southern green… Read More

Yellowstriped Oakworm Moth

The adult female is reddish-orange in color, and about 3/4 to 1 inch (18 to 25 mm) in length. The forewing has a small white spot, a dark line, and numerous dark speckles. The hind… Read More

Forest Tent Caterpillar Moth

The stout-bodied adult moths are tan to buff-brown in color, with two darker, thin parallel lines extending across the mid-portion of each forewing, the area between often being dark and appearing as a single, broad,… Read More