Adults of these two species are medium-sized tan spiders.
Adult crane flies within the genus Tipula are large tan or brown, long-legged, spindly bodied flies varying in body length from 0.39-0.98 inches (10-25 mm).
Adults of this species are small, robust flies 0.07-0.11 inches (2-3 mm) in length.
Adult Southern house spiders are relatively large, plain brown to grayish-brown spiders.
The German cockroach (Blattella germanica) is a common urban pest that is famous for infestations and causing unsanitary living conditions.
The adults of this species are circular or slightly oblong lady beetles and are 0.19 to 0.3 inches (5 to 8 mm) in length.
Larvae of the buck moth caterpillar (Hemileuca maia) are large dark caterpillars between 2 and 2.4 inches in length (5.25–6.0 cm).
The forest tent caterpillar (Malacosoma disstria) belongs to the family Lasiocampidae.
The eastern tent caterpillar, Malacosoma americanum, belongs to the family Lasiocampidae.
Anthrenus is a genus of beetles within the family Dermestidae. Members of the genus are common, with 18 species documented within North America.
The puss moth caterpillar (Megalopyge opercluaris) is known throughout the new world for their urticating hairs and their painful sting.
The saddleback caterpillar (Acharia stimulea) is a sluglike caterpillar that has a bright brown spot in the middle of a green saddle-shaped area on its back.
The large carpenter bee belongs to the family Apidae (Xylocopa spp.). While a potentially destructive species, these bees are also effective pollinators.
Blackberries are a favorite springtime fruit in Louisiana. The blackberry (raspberry) crown borer is a serious pest of blackberry plantings and causes loss of plant vigor, loss of yield and plant destruction. Damage, life cycle, monitoring and control recommendations included. (PDF Format Only)
Pecan spittlebugs are found throughout the pecan-producing regions of Louisiana and can be a serious pest. The severity of infestations varies from year to year and from orchard to orchard. Life cycle, type of injury and control information are included. (PDF Format Only)
Two species of yellow aphids are found on pecans in Louisiana and in all pecan-producing states. Descripton, life cycle, damage and control information is included. (PDF Format Only)
Pecan phylloxera are found throughout the native pecan-producing regions of the United States. Beginning in mid-April, galls (knots) begin to appear on the leaf veins, leaf rachises, catkins, current season's shoot growth and nuts of the pecan. Damage, description, life cycle and control information is included. (PDF Format Only)
The black pecan aphid is found throughout Louisiana and most pecan-producing states. Description, life cycle, damage and control information included. (PDF Format Only)
Mole crickets cause millions of dollars in turf and grass damage each year. Their burrowing in the soil breaks up the soil and causes roots to dry out. Identification, life cycle and control included. (PDF format only)
Africanized honeybees were brought to Brazil in 1956 to improve local strains. In 1957, several colonies escaped. Once established in Brazil, the Africanized honeybees moved north up the east coast of South America and into Central America. During the next few years, they increased their northward expansion through central Texas, New Mexico and Arizona, reaching Southern California in 1994. (PDF format only)