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Current Insects: July

Be on the watch for these insects in July

Insects in and around homes

• Ants

    °  carpenter

    °  cornfield, pavement, pharaoh, yellow, thief, odorous house, false honey, field, acrobat

    °  swarmers: pavement, yellow, cornfield, field, odorous house, acrobat, thief

•  Stored product insects

    °  Indianmeal moths

    °  flour beetles, sawtoothed grain beetles, cigarette beetles, drugstore beetles etc.

•  Wasps 

•  Earwigs

•  Spiders

•  Masked hunter

•  Cockroaches

    °  German, brownbanded, American, Oriental

    °  woods (may be found indoors or outside in wooded areas)

•  House flies

•  Blow flies

•  Springtails

•  House centipedes

•  Pseudoscorpions

•  Northern fowl mites

•  Larder beetles

•  Carpet beetles

•  Houseplant insects

Insects in gardens and yards

Gardens

•  Apple maggots

•  Asparagus beetles (common and spotted asparagus beetles)

•  Bean leaf beetles

•  Cabbageworms

  Colorado potato beetles

•  Cutworms

•  Earwigs

  False Japanese beetles

•  Flea beetles

•  Fourlined plant bugs (until early July)

•  Iris borers

•  Japanese beetles

•  Rose chafers

•  Slugs

  Stalk borers

•  Sphinx caterpillars (hornworms)

•  Squash bugs

•  Striped cucumber beetles

Yards

•  Ants in lawns

•  Aphids, leafcurl ash

•  Ash sawfly

•  Dogwood sawflies

•  Galls, insects and mites

•  Honeylocust plant bugs

•  Ichneumonid wasps 

•  Japanese beetles

•  Lace bugs

•  Lecanium scale (crawlers hatch June, July)

•  Introduced pine sawflies

•  Magnolia scale

•  Mountain ash sawflies

•  Pearslug

•  Pine bark adelgid

•  Pine tortoise scale

•  Roseslugs

•  Spiny elm caterpillar

•  Viburnum borer

•  Yellowheaded spruce sawflies

•  Whitemarked tussock moth

Insects that bite or sting

•  blacklegged ticks (formerly called deer ticks)

•  American dog ticks (also called wood ticks)

•  bed bugs

•  mosquitoes

•  black flies

•  head lice

•  fleas

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