Horned Oak Gall

ENTFACT-457: Horned Oak Gall  |  Download PDF

Maple Shoot Borer

ENTFACT-455: Maple Shoot Borer  |  Download PDF

by Sarah J. Vanek, Extension Associate for Nursery Crop Production
University of Kentucky College of Agriculture 

Importance to the Nursery Industry

Maple shoot borer, Proteoterus aesculana (Riley) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), also known by the common names maple tip moth and maple twig borer, is a key insect pest of young maple trees in nurseries. Larvae cause tip dieback and flagging by tunneling into young growing shoots. 

Boxwood Psyllid

ENTFACT-454: Boxwood Psyllid  |  Download PDF

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

Boxwood psyllids are small insects that produce a distinctive cupping of leaves as the immature stages (nymphs) remove sap from tender expanding foliage. They feed only on boxwood; the damage is especially noticeable on American boxwood. These insects affect the appearance of the plant but are not a threat to plant health or vigor. 

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) FAQs for Kentuckians

ENTFACT-453: Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) FAQs for Kentuckians  |  Download PDF

by Lee Townsend, Extension Entomologist
Lynne Rieske-Kinney, Professor, Forest Entomologist
University of Kentucky College of Agriculture 

This factsheet has been developed to provide information on the status of the emerald ash borer in Kentucky and some general information about the insect as it relates to spread and management.