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Photo by Debbie Miller, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org
Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer

Agrilus planipennis

Emerald ash borer has a golden-green body with dark, metallic green wings and a purplish-red abdomen. Adult beetles average 3/8" to 3/4" long and 1/6" wide. EAB emerges in late spring, flying throughout June to August.

European Crane Fly

European Crane Fly

Tipula paludosa


Hayfields, pastures, turf grass, vegetable and small fruit crops

First sighting:

Erie and Niagara (2004)


Larvae (leatherjackets) feed on roots of hay, pastures, turf grass, sugar beets, turnips, and carrots, damaging growth of the plants.
Larvae also emerge to feed on stems and grass blades on damp, warm nights. Damage can also occur on golf greens from birds pecking out the larvae during the spring.

Photo by Elizabeth Willhite, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org
Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

Adelges tsugae

HWA is a tiny, aphid-like insect that was first reported in the eastern United States in the 1950's. Its name derives from a white "wool-like" covering, called an ovisac, on mature egg-laying adults.

Photo by David R. Lance, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org
Sirex (European) Woodwasp

Sirex (European) Woodwasp

Sirex noctilio

Woodwasps (or horntails) are large, full-bodied insects about 1'' to 1 1/2" long. Adult females have dark metallic blue or black bodies with orange legs. The male's head and thorax are metallic blue, and the abdomen is orange at the center and black at the base. Adults emerge from July to September.

Spotted Lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula, Lateral, photo by Lawrence Barringer, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
Spotted Lanternfly

Spotted Lanternfly

Lycorma delicatula

Spotted lanternfly has been found in Western New York, in the Buffalo area. The Department of Agriculture and Markets is asking for the public's assistance by reporting sightings.

Spotted Wing Drosophila

Spotted Wing Drosophila

Drosophila suzukii

Spotted wing drosophila (SWD), Drosophila suzukii, is an insect pest of economically valuable small fruit and tree fruit crops. Known in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest since about 2009, this species now appears to be established in many fruit growing regions around the country. Growers and researchers are working together to implement effective pest control strategies.

Swede Midge

Swede Midge

Contarinia nasturtii

Swede midges are small, light brown flies. They begin to emerge in May, lasting until mid-June. The adult females lay about 100 eggs throughout their short lifetime of 1-4 days.