Asian Lady Beetle Infestation of Structures

ENTFACT-416: Asian Lady Beetle Infestation of Structures  |  Download PDF

by Michael F. Potter, Ric Bessin, and Lee Townsend, Extension Entomologists
University of Kentucky College of Agriculture 

Large numbers of lady beetles (ladybugs) infesting homes and buildings in the United States were first reported in the early 1990s. Ladybugs normally are considered beneficial since they live outdoors and feed on plant pests. 

Elm Leaf Beetles

ENTFACT-400: Elm Leaf Beetles  |  Download PDF

Cucumber Beetles

ENTFACT-311: Cucumber Beetles  |  Download PDF

Ric Bessin, Extension Specialist
University of Kentucky College of Agriculture 

Striped and spotted cucumber beetles can cause serious losses in cucumbers, muskmelons, and watermelons in Kentucky. Cucumber beetles are a major concern to muskmelon and cucumber growers because they vector the bacteria that causes a disease, bacterial wilt of cucurbits. 

Green June Beetle on Grapes

ENTFACT-227: Green June Beetle on Grapes  |  Download PDF

by Ric Bessin, Extension Speciliast
University of Kentucky College of Agriculture 

Insect Pests of Stored Grain: Flour Beetle

ENTFACT-135: Insect Pests of Stored Grain: Flour Beetle  |  Download PDF

Confused Flour Beetle--Tribolium confusum 
Red Flour Beetle--Tribolium castaneum 
(Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) 
by Doug Johnson, Extension Entomologist
University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Flour beetles, often called "bran bugs", are probably the most common stored grain insect pests in Kentucky. They are common throughout the state.