Wasp Species Found in Hemp

ENTFACT-160: Wasp Species Found in Hemp - A Survey in Western Kentucky    |  Download PDF 

Cicada Killer Wasps

ENTFACT-004: Cicada Killer Wasps  |  Download PDF

by Lee Townsend, Extension Entomologist 
University of Kentucky College of Agriculture 

Mild mannered female cicada killer wasps are active across Kentucky during the summer, intent on their tasks of 1) digging underground burrows and 2) provisioning them with paralyzed cicadas that will be food for their grub-like larvae. The wasps will be very focused on these tasks for several weeks. 

Whiteflies in the Greenhouse

ENTFACT-456: Whiteflies in the Greenhouse  |  Download PDF

by Jen White, Extension Entomologist
University of Kentucky College of Agriculture 


The Wheel Bug

ENTFACT-705: The Wheel Bug  |  Download PDF

Praying Mantids

ENTFACT-703: Praying Mantids  |  Download PDF

by Gary Watkins, Student, and Ric Bessin, Extension Specialist 
University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Although many refer to a member of this group as a ‘praying mantis,' mantis refers to the genus Mantis. Only some praying mantids belong to the genus Mantis. Mantid refers to the entire group.