Insect and Disease Identification Thread


#824

OFM is very common issue with peaches. They damage both young shoots and fruit. OFM and plum curculio are enemy #1 and 2 for peaches. You need to get ready for them. Theu won’t go away.


#825

The hzeidan beetle appears to have a red thorax, not a red head. And the thorax is not pure red, but has a dark patch.

Some of these beetle species have both red head and thorax, or just a red head, or just a red thorax. The Bug Lady Link shows a beetle with just a red head.

It likely is some kind of blister beetle, so pest status could be the same.


#826

Sure looks like it.


#827

The first hzeidan image is more akin to the diurnal (day-flying) firefly beetles. Note the orange-fringed thorax.
https://bugguide.net/node/view/4867/bgimage?from=0

The beetle in the second image seems to have a different thorax/head structure and there is not enough info in the picture for me to ID.


#828

Good call on that first one,Larry.I was seeing Fireflies,when searching,but ruled them out for some reason.bb


#829

It is the same insect in both photos. The abdomen of that firefly seems wider than what I saw and the head too big.


#830

@mamuang do you have a strategy for dealing with OFM in peaches? I’ve been trying to come up with a plan to address these for a few years now.

@hzeidan I bet if you peal apart that dead shoot you will find a small worm was in there.


#831

My yellow jackets trap caught quite a bit grey moth about 1~" long. It usually actives at night. I am wondering if they are good or bad for my plants? The moth is inside the bottle/trap so the picture is not clear , sorry.


#832

My honey berry bushes are browning. What is the cause of this? Also treatment suggestions?


#833

Honey berries do most of their growth in spring. They don’t always look great in late summer. I can’t get the photo to come up, but I would say don’t worry about it unless you are in serious drought. Oh, there comes the photo. Not to worry.


#834

mine do the same here esp. this summer with our drought. the heat cooks the leaves. give them some water and they will bounce back next spring.


#835

Moths eat fruit just like wasps but at night. They seem to prefer rotting fruit so I don’t mind them as much.


#836

@moose71 thanks! I was worried that they are gone. They are in pots and I water them everyday, but they receive full sun.


#837

@northwoodswis4 thank you!


#838

I bought a couple Haskaps from Maxine Thompson a while ago and planted them in the ground.They grew fine for a few years.Then it seemed like overnight,one plant had necrotic leaves,like your photo,with some defoliation.
I emailed Dr.Thompson and sent some pictures,but she couldn’t say why it happened.I thought maybe someone poured poison on the plant.
But like moose wrote,things were okay the next growing season.bb


#839

Need help to identify what is this on my fig tree. And what do do about it to get rid of them. Thanks


#840

Scale insect
http://ipm.ucanr.edu/QT/scalescard.html#:~:text=Scales%20are%20immobile%20insects%20that,species%20and%20abundance%20of%20scales.


#841

Any Idea what this is before I spray it?


#842

Insect egg masses like that are often either from noctuid moths or from true plant bugs (Hemiptera).


#843

Saw this quite large hornet on the deck today, feeding on some oranges my wife set out for the butterfly’s . I believe it is a European hornet. image