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Question of the Week – Looper Moth

Posted by romeethredge on July 31, 2015

Last week I had a photo of a Soybean Looper moth I had found in a soybean field, most likely laying eggs. We often have to treat soybean fields for this voratious pest that loves to eat up the leaves. (The caterpillar eats the leaves, not the moth. But she knows a good place to lay her eggs so that the young can eat)

Terrell County Agent Nick McGhee has an excellent soybean foliage feeder article at this link—Foliage Feeders beginning to show up in Soybeans.

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This week I have yet another entomology question. We live in a very “buggy” area of the world.  We can almost always find something in the insect world that is interesting but often harmful.

What is this I  found on these pear leaves?IMG_7511

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2 Responses to “Question of the Week – Looper Moth”

  1. Mike Casey said

    Scale insects

  2. Yes, excellent job, former county agent/ Ag teacher.

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