The Wheel Bug

ENTFACT-426: The Wheel Bug  |  Download PDF

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

Wheel Bug Adult

Springtails

ENTFACT-420: Springtails  |  Download PDF

Praying Mantids

ENTFACT-418: Praying Mantids  |  Download PDF

by Gary Watkins and Ric Bessin, University of Kentucky Entomology 
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. 

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. 

Pine Sawflies

ENTFACT-410: Pine Sawflies  |  Download PDF

Common Oak Galls

ENTFACT-408: Common Oak Galls  |  Download PDF

Slugs

ENTFACT-407: Slugs  |  Download PDF

by Ric Bessin, Extension Entomologist
University of Kentucky College of Agriculture
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Houseplant Insect Control

ENTFACT-406: Houseplant Insect Control  |  Download PDF

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

Several kinds of insects or insect relatives can become pests of home or home greenhouse plants. Usually, it is easier to prevent pest problems than to cure them. Some preventive measures to consider are listed below: 

Maple Petiole Borer

ENTFACT-405: Maple Petiole Borer  |  Download PDF