Insect Identification

Can you identify? Hopefully not a tick...To relate to size check out insect to printed page its on. Thanks, Lewis



Prince George's County Maryland 1 day ago

Wild or Bur Cucumber

There seems to be a lot more Wild or Bur Cucumber in SE Minnesota than ever before. Does Wild or Bur Cucumber suffocate trees and shrubs if not controlled?


Fillmore County Minnesota 1 day ago

New lawn so far

Seesded 9/1. Germinated approximately 9/8. Long, wide shot of grass looks great so far in photo 1. But looking straight down, there are many of the weed In photo 2. What is it? Can I handle it now? In photo 3, top right corner is much sparser, probably due to runoff. Should I reseed now?? Finally, should I really be stepping on the grass to put down Nitrogen? In case it's not obvious , I'm a big worrier and want to get this right!


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Montgomery County Maryland lawn weed chickweed 1 day ago

Plant eating Beetle in Garden


I have a pest in my garden eating all the leaves on all my garden vegetables. It was really attracted to my basil, red beets and green beans. Any help I can get in controlling this pest would be much appreciated. Thank you.



Bay County Michigan garden pests insect issues 1 day ago

Weed ID

I have a weed growing in my pastures that is in peak bloom now with dark green, broad leaves and small lavender flowers on spikelets. It about 2.5 - 3 ft at max.height and has a very strong smell similar to camphor and my goats will not touch it. Could you please identify this for me as it is slowly taking over my pastures. Please see my attached photos. Have a great day! Jeff L.


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Howard County Maryland weed plant id pasture plants 1 day ago

is butternut woolyworm harmful?

Hi. Today, Sept 18, suddenly I see larvae on our walnut tree that I identify as butternut woolyworm. Are they harmful? What should I do? Why are they appearing so late in year? Thanks.


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Huntingdon County Pennsylvania butternut woolyworms 1 day ago

I am purchasing property with about 1/4 arce pond. Do you have any help on...

I am purchasing property with about 1/4 arce pond. Do you have any help on how to maintain a pond?


Paulding County Ohio pond management 1 day ago

White stuff on pine.

Is my pine sick? There is a large area covered with white stuff. How can make it healthy again? I see some kind of bug like a small white worm and ants.



Hamilton County Ohio 1 day ago

Type of moth/butterfly?

They are flying around a particular set of bushes on the church grounds.
We have a lot of different plants and are an official "Wildlife Habitat."
Are they beneficial or pests?
Thank you for your time.


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DuPage County Illinois insect identification 2 days ago

Fig Tree blight?

Hello, my Petite Negra (Ficus carica) fig tree has developed these dark spots on its leaves. Started on the lower leaves and appears to be moving up. It got some major water stress a few weeks ago and got very droopy but peeked up nicely when I fixed the drop irrigator. As you can see it's in a pot. It's a couple of years old and I have not yet let it fruit. Is this a problem? How shall I treat it? Thanks, Tony Brown


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Multnomah County Oregon drought fig trees container gardening 2 days ago

What kind of snake?

I found this snake in my room. I’m not keeping it I just wanted to take a picture and I’m curious what Kind of snake this is?


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Allegheny County Pennsylvania storeria dekayi northern brown snake 2 days ago

Moth problem

I live in the plainview area and have had moth problems for the past year. I have them trapped on sticky tape and was wondering if I could bring them in to see how to get rid of them. They are small light brown moths approximately 1 inch long and are throughout my house; in the kitchen, bathrooms, dining rooms, and bedrooms.


Jefferson County Kentucky pest control 2 days ago

Seeding "wild" flowers.

Wild flower planting from seed at 10,200 ft.
Heavy pine needle ground cover.
Pine filtered sun and some more sunny areas.

My plan was to move pine needles out of the way and sow flower seeds, then recover with the pine needles. Pitfalls? Should i balance the acidy in the soil?


Lake County Colorado 2 days ago

I attach 3 pictures of a weed that has utterly defeated me. It is like a...

I attach 3 pictures of a weed that has utterly defeated me. It is like a vine, spreading by underground runners. It grows in the center of thick periwinkle and pachysandra (sp) beds. Pulling it out of the ground does not help as the roots remain. Poisons like Ground Clear do not work. It is a perennial and I do not know its name. How can I kill it?

Thank you


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Howard County Maryland weed issues 2 days ago

Cereus cactus

I have a night blooming Cereus and I'm wondering if they will bloom indoors. Thank you


Hamilton County Ohio 2 days ago

good time for planting

I'd like to plant an arbor vitae and some azalea in my yard. Is fall a good time to do this or do they do better in spring?


Howard County Maryland fall planting trees and shrubs 2 days ago

cacti on eastern shore

I live in Ocean Pines, 4 miles from Ocean city MD. I want to know if I can grown Cacti in an elevated flower bed? The bed is in full sun for most of the day in the summer. Can you suggest cacti that might survive?


Baltimore County Maryland plant selection flowering cactus outside cacti 2 days ago

Hawthorne tree fruit fungus

A rust-colored fungus has returned to the berries of our 10-year old Hawthorne tree several years in a row now. This summer was by far the worst. I am attaching photos. There are some spots on the leaves, but the tree seems to generally remain healthy and has significant growth every year. Do you have any recommendations? Thanks. Mary Dymond 651-387-0333


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Hennepin County Minnesota hawthorn tree disease cedar-hawthorn rust 2 days ago

Found egg on banana

Can someone identify this egg found on the banana in the supermarket (came from Panama)?



Outside United States 2 days ago

Gardener needed!

Hello... We purchased a home near Monticello. Southview Design landscaped our 2.3 acres. I know that the original owners paid $400K+ for the entire job. Our hope was to educate ourselves and enjoy many hours of tending to our gardens and keeping weeds at bay. Our problem comes in the form of a serious accident leaving me with a total shoulder relacement, injured knee and hip. Keeping up has become impossible. We need to hire help. Do you have students/staff who would have time and are interested in some extra income? Any info as to where we can find gardeners is greatly appreciated. I'm so in love with your gardens. You are serving this community in a myriad of ways that extend so very far beyond just beautiful gardens. We are blessed to have this treasure!! Thank you. Karen Wattnem


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Sherburne County Minnesota 2 days ago

How do I set up a international 4h program?

How do I set up a international 4h program?


Greene County Ohio 2 days ago

Holes in harvested potatoes; potato diseases and pests

Could you please put some pictures up, so MGs have an easier time of diagnosing? Thx!


Chisago County Minnesota potatoes potato tuber damage 2 days ago


have hot peppers in garden, going to rain, do I leave in or take out?


Washington County Oregon vegetables hot peppers 2 days ago

Odd Mushroom

I have this fungus growing throughthe trots of my grass leaving big holes when I dig them out. What can it be?


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Baltimore County Maryland mushroom id schleroderma fungus earthballs 2 days ago


I have dark rust colored dots on under side of leaves and stems of all my snapdragons. they are raised and appear to be sucking life out of plants. Leaves turn yellow and die. Don't know what to do. Is they something to kill it or?


Lane County Oregon snapdragons rust 2 days ago

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