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.
Io moth caterpillars (Automeris spp.) are typically light green, spiny and have a red and white stripe on the side of the body. This stinging caterpillar may be
The article describes the emerald ash borer and its management.
The eastern lubber grasshopper is locally common in swamps, open woodlands, weedy fields, and ditches in the southeastern United States.
The forest tent caterpillar is a widespread defoliator that is native throughout most of the continental United States and Canada.
New invasive found in Louisiana. Sciotothrips dorsalis (Hood), the chilli thrip, is a pest of tropical and subtropical regions. Established populations were first found in Florida in 2005, in Houston on landscape roses in 2007 and New Orleans on Knock Out roses in 2009.
New invasive that has been found in Louisiana. Information and pictures of this new pest.