Eastern click beetle in Oregon?

I took this photo of a beetle I had not seen before on the window of my house just north of Corvallis. I looked it up and think it is an eastern click beetle. Do they live in Oregon?



Benton County Oregon insect insect identification about 9 hours ago

Please identify bug

Please tell me what these bugs are and how I should treat them. These plants are on a prairie perennials garden. So far, I think they are only affecting this one clump of plants. Do I need to be concerned with them spreading to other plants? One picture is a close-up of the bugs. The other shows damage to the plant. Thanks!


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Ramsey County Minnesota about 10 hours ago

What is this?

It is behind our garage and started lioking like rhubarb but it's definitely not


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Hennepin County Minnesota burdock plant identification about 11 hours ago

Eggs in Ribes Sanguineum

There are some leaves that have been folded over and used for some sort of insect to lay its eggs. I'm wondering if you can help me identify what these could be and if it is something that could harm my plant, also if it could be a beneficial insect for a pest. I realize the photo is not great. I can try to take another one when there is better light to get better focus If that will help. This is a new plant this fall and it didn't Bloom this year. Is that normal for a newly transplanted shrub? Otherwise it seems pretty healthy. Thanks so much, Amy


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Multnomah County Oregon insect identification about 11 hours ago

What’s wring with my phlox?

The year for the first time I have leaves that are puckered and what appears to be a fine yellow dust-like substance on the underside of the leaves. I suspected an insect of some kind but see no active insects with my magnifying glass. The stems are fine and this only appeared in the last week or so.



Washington County Minnesota about 16 hours ago

tiny white flies on an enormous bush

These are eating holes in the leaves. How can I get rid of them? Will they kill the bush. I think they were also present last year but I couldn't see them. But leaves were badly chewed up.


Hennepin County Minnesota about 17 hours ago

Trimming Viburnum

I want to heavily prune or get rid of an old highbush cranberry that has issues....insects, disease? I’m not sure it’s worth hanging onto. One side of it died over the winter, too. Can you tell me what’s going on with it and if I choose to replace it, can you recommend a different native shrub for that sunny area? Thanks



Hennepin County Minnesota horticulture viburnum about 18 hours ago

What is on my pee wee hydrangea

How can I treat this problem. And should it have buds by now?


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Eaton County Michigan about 18 hours ago

Oak Tree Trunk

My young oak tree has a wound of some kind that has fluid draining out of it and down the truck. There's also two types of pests on the wound and the drainage. One appears to be small black beetles and the other is some kind of very small light colored worms.


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Washington County Minnesota about 19 hours ago

What kind of caterpillar is this?

Found it in my garden this morning. It is 2-3 inches long, with a sharp yellow/orange tail appendage (like a needle extending from its back end) Thanks! Marjean


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Hennepin County Minnesota hornworm sphinx moth caterpillar about 19 hours ago

Bug infestation

I have these bugs near my back door and radiator. They are starting to show up elsewhere. From your site they look like they could be carpet beetles, but are not in my rugs. They seem to like the wood floor. Also a few on window sill. I can deplete the numbers, but they come right back. I'm looking for the best solution for getting rid of them. Thanks.


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Ramsey County Minnesota about 19 hours ago

Over spray

I think my plants have suffered some over spray from possibly weed killer and fertilizer applied by our lawn service. Is there anything I can do to help them survive? Not all my plants were affected and some of the other townhome owners had a little damage. Any thoughts? Thanks, Terri Wittrock


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Sherburne County Minnesota horticulture herbicide damage about 21 hours ago

Trimming crab apple's dead branch

I know we should trim in winter, but this crab has a major branch that is completely dead. Will trimming it in June or July risk the same pathogens as other summer trimming?


Hennepin County Minnesota apple trees pruning fruit trees about 22 hours ago

Dying trees

In our Campground Resort of Sandy Pines our friend’s 85 year old oak tree died within a year. He and his next door neighbor have had some younger maples die relatively suddenly, also. Total number of trees is six. A few other trees look like they’re headed out, also. I researched info about oak tree wilt but I did’nt find anything about the wilt affecting other types of trees. Unfortunately, the “oak tree” neighbor purchased the property only 1-1/2 yrs. ago and the tree looked OK then. We have a cottage across the street with two 30 yr. old red maples and we’re concerned that whatever is happening could decimate our trees, too. Can you help us out ? Of course, it’s a big concern to all of us.. Thank you.


Allegan County Michigan trees and shrubs 1 day ago

bird nest

I'm not sure if you can answer questions about nests/eggs or if you can suggest somewhere to inquire. I was filling my bird feeders and found that something has built a nest inside one of them. Can't imagine what bird would be small enough to get through the narrow slit in the bottom of the feeder, but the nest is a cup type from what I can see through the fill hole in the top. It is made of what looks like tiny twigs. I think it may be something like what I find under pine trees, but it's not really like what I would think are pine needles. I think there were about 5 tiny light colored eggs in there. It's so hard to try to shine a flashlight in and look through the fill hole at the same time. I'm curious what they might be and how long they might be there. Also, I'm wondering if I should move some of the other feeders away. I had been really bad and not filled them in several months, but now that I filled them, don't want to make it troublesome for the nester. I've attached a photo of a similar nest found in a decorative house from last year that I just happened to have not cleaned out or put back out this year yet. It's too dark to take a photo of the house and nest now. We are out in East Bethel on Coon Lake.



Anoka County Minnesota house wren bird nests 1 day ago

What is that?

Pls, I really need to know! An does it spread?



Outside United States 1 day ago

Ornamental Hydrangea Tree declining

We've had an ornamental hydrangea tree for about 10 years and it has grown and been healthy every year except this year. This year there are very few leaves and apparently many dead branches. I noticed at the base of the tree (where is meets the ground) that the bark has separated (from the cambium). Is this a problem with this type of ornamental tree? Is the tree salvageable or do I need to replace it? If it needs to be replaced, what would you recommend for a similar plant/tree? I've included a photo of the tree at its base and also of the entire tree. Thank you, Aron Rolnitzky


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Ramsey County Minnesota horticulture hydrangea 1 day ago

Herbicides in asparagus beds

What herbicide can I spray in my asparagus beds that will kill broadleaf, but not damage the asparagus?


Traill County North Dakota 1 day ago

identification of diseased shrub

I'm having problems with Viburnum shrubs, 2 have been attacked by the beetle, I'm concerned that the third one, V. Juddii, is also in danger.



Washtenaw County Michigan trees and shrubs 1 day ago

Get started

How does a person get started whats needed where to get the items and what to look for


Bell County Texas 1 day ago

poison ivy or boxelder

do I have poison ivy or boxelder growth in my back yard? they both can have 3 leaves. I don't understand alternate verses opposite leaf patterns. I've attached some pictures of the three leafed whatever in my yard


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Oakland County Michigan plant identification 1 day ago

Mystery disease in Farmington Hills plants

A lot of our different plants, around my suburban home, seem to look rather diseased. Can you please advise me if i need to dig them up and get rid of them? Or if there is anything I can do to make them better? Thank you for your time and expertise.


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Oakland County Michigan garden pests flowers: annuals and herbaceous perennials leaf spot 2 days ago

Second of two messages

I received two responses from extension staff, neither of which appear to match what I am seeing. The photgraph I provided was of excellent quality, so I am puzzled by the responses. Please see the attached photos. One is the photo I attached to my earlier inquiry. The other is a reference images from Utah State Horticultural department of European Elm Scale. It seems that I have a mild infestation of European Elm Scale. Thank you for your prompt responses.


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Jackson County Oregon scale insects zelkova trees soft scale 2 days ago

Turf Damage due to Spring Ice

Thank you for your useful web site! I was able to diagnose what is wrong with my turf: the drainage in my yard is poor, and what with the ongoing thawing-and-freezing cycle, I am pretty sure that this is the problem. However, I don't see a response: I am not sure what my next steps should be. My inclination is to spread grass seed, add a thin layer of compost, and water regularly. Thoughts?


Ramsey County Minnesota 2 days ago

Best garden soil to use

I am replacing my flower and vegetable garden's soil about a foot deep. I had a load of dirt delivered from a company. They made it 1/3 dirt with some sand, 1/3 organic peat and 1/3 manure. It is spread out already. It's like mud. Will this mix dry for planting? (It just rained here in Mpls. 1".) QUESTIONS: Did they tell me right? Is this the correct mix? (I know I should've asked before it was done, but my husband did all the work before I could ask you!!) Yikes!


Hennepin County Minnesota 2 days ago

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