Chrysanthemum Lace Bugs Abound on Asteraceae scheckelhoff.11 Fri, 08/19/2022 - 10:42
Chrysanthemum lace bugs are feeding heavily on asters and goldenrod now!
Frilled Leaves Add Aesthetic Value to Black Tupelo firstname.lastname@example.org Thu, 08/18/2022 - 16:56
Black tupelo (a.k.a. black gum, sour gum) (Nyssa sylvatica) is one of my favorite native trees. The straight species has horizontal branches sculpted into an attractive pyramidal canopy. Lustrous elliptical dark green leaves display a spectacular range of eye-popping colors in the fall, from orangish-yellow to deep red. The many cultivars offer variations on these themes.
A Minor Leafminer with a Major History email@example.com Wed, 08/17/2022 - 11:27
The tiny moth, Ectoedemia platanella (Family Nepticulidae), is generally called the Sycamore Leaf Blotch Miner for the lifestyle of the caterpillars on their namesake host, American sycamore (Platanus occidentalis). Although various online references indicate the caterpillar’s host range includes other members of the Platanus genus, I’ve only ever found them on American sycamore.
An Odd Leaf Gall on Oaks firstname.lastname@example.org Wed, 08/17/2022 - 10:10
So-called “Oak Flake Galls” are produced under the direction of a tiny wasp with a big scientific name, Neuroterus quercusverrucarum (syn. N. floccosus, family Cynipidae). The wasp’s host range appears to be confined to oaks belonging to the white oak group.
City of Cleveland trains staff to scout for Spotted Lanternfly dehaas.2 Thu, 08/11/2022 - 17:10
Cleveland Urban Forestry, Cleveland Division of Park Maintenance, Cleveland Metroparks, and The Ohio State University Extension Team Up to Teach employees to ‘SPOT’ Spotted Lanternfly.
Bulletgalls Targeting Oaks email@example.com Thu, 08/11/2022 - 16:48
Several stem galls on oaks (Quercus spp.) that are produced under the direction of gall wasps (family Cynipidae) are called “bulletgalls” owing to their bullet-like shapes. Two of the most common found in Ohio are Rough Oak Bulletgalls induced by the cynipid wasp, Disholcaspis quercusmamma, and Round Oak Bulletgalls induced by D. quercusglobulus.
Oleander Aphids and Monarchs firstname.lastname@example.org Tue, 08/09/2022 - 14:03
Devotees of Monarchs (Danaus plexippus) commonly view Oleander Aphids (Aphis nerii) with disdain. After all, this is the time of the season when we see hordes of the non-native yellow aphids on milkweed (Asclepias spp.) plants "reserved" for monarch butterfly caterpillars. Of course, Mother Nature takes no reservations, even for royalty.
Tree of Heaven Identification – Now’s the time to LOOK! dehaas.2 Tue, 08/09/2022 - 08:00
Tree of Heaven has produced its seed pods. Now is a great time to scout and identify its location. And remember, Tree of Heaven is a preferred host of Spotted Lanternfly.
Turfgrass Times, 08.05.2022 email@example.com Sat, 08/06/2022 - 07:19
Check out this week's Turf Team Times (TTT) that was recorded on Friday, August 5, 2022. Contributors included: Dr. David Shetlar; Todd Hicks; Dr. David Gardner; and Dr. Ed Nangle.