- Author: Elaine Lander
Beneficial insects can provide a lot of support in the garden. Natural enemies, which include predators, parasites, and pathogens, reduce pest populations and can help prevent damage to plants. Pollinators such as honeybees, native bees, butterflies, beetles, and other insects are essential for many vegetables you may be growing.
You may not have noticed many of these parasites, pathogens, and predators that help control pests in the garden, but they are there! Lady beetles (ladybugs), lacewings, and predaceous ground beetles are some common predators that you may find in your garden.../h2>
The spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) is a new exotic pest that was first detected in Pennsylvania in 2014 and has since moved to other nearby states (Figure 1). Everyone, including home gardeners and retail nursery and garden center employees, can play a significant role in keeping this exotic pest out of California by being the eyes and ears needed for early detection.
The spotted lanternfly is a sizable planthopper insect which is about 1 inch long and 0.5 inch wide (Figure 2). It originates from northern China and it can also be found in Vietnam,...
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UC IPM Urban Team
Karey Winbiel-Rojas, Associate Director Urban & Community IPM
Belinda Messenger-Sikes, Urban & Community IPM Writer/Editor
Elaine Lander, Urban & Community IPM Educator
Articles in this issue include:
- Stop the Spread of Invasive Pests
- The White Garden Snail: A Serious Threat to Landscape Ornamentals?
- Keep an Eye Out for the Spotted Lanternfly
- Carbaryl Products Now Restricted Use in California
- Revised Pest Notes: Anthracnose,