INSECT PHOTO SELECTION LIST

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Photographers: mb=Max Badgley, ab=Applied Bionomics, di=Dietrick Institute,

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Description: By wxh Caption (suggestions are welcome for revisions) On hand
Amblyseius cucumeris ab 9x7 Amblyseius cucmeris mite attacking western flower thrips. X  
Aphidoletes larva on aphids ab 9x6 Aphidoletes aphidimyza larva, predator of 80 species of aphids, overwinters in pupal stage in soil. X  
Aphidoletes adult midge ab 9x7 Aphidodoletes aphidimyza predatory midge can be permanently established in orchards and landscapes that are protected from strong prevailing winds.    
Aphytis adult mb 10x7 Aphytis melinus a parasitic wasp of citrus red scale pests X  
Aphytis exit hole on scale mb 11x8 Aphytis melinus exit holes on edges of citrus red scales. X  
Cryptolaemus larva on mealybug   10x7 Cryptolaemus in the larval stage feeding on adult mealybugs. X  
Cryptolaemus adult on mealybug   9x6 Cryptolaemus montrouzieri, a lady beetle that eats all stages of mealybugs. It also eats the eggs and immatures of scale and some other homopteran pests. X  
Delphastus adult   11x5 Delphastus pusillus, a small lady beetle that devours all stages of whitefly pests. It can consume 10,000 whitefly eggs. 6 weeks after a release of 100 adults, the reproduction can yield one million predators. Adults tolerate temperatures between 45 and 105 degrees F. X  
Encarsia release on peppers di 10x8 Encarsia formosa parasitoid wasps of greenhouse whitefly Trialeurodes vaporariorum prefers warm temperatures (at least 64’F), 60%+ RH. Place cards on lower leaves using 1 Encarsia per 4 infested pepper plants weekly. X  
Encarsia adult on whitefly scale ab 9x6 Encarsia formosa lay eggs in 2nd instar larval scale of greenhouse whitefly and, to a lesser extent, sweet potato whitefly. X  
Encarsia-parasitized vs unparasitized ab 11x7 Whitefly larval scales are light colored. They turn black when they have been parasitized. X  
Decollate snail     Ruminex decollata, the predator, cleans up the eggs and immatures of the brown garden snail. Destroying adult pest snails by hand achieves control more quickly.    
G. annectens w/persea mb   Galandromus annectens is an aggressive predatory mite on all stages of Peresea mite. It can find the pest hiding inside its webbing on the veins of avocado leaves.    
Goniozus on navel orangeworm   11x7 Goniozus legneri is an external parasitic wasp that lays eggs on the skin of navel orangeworm larvae, a pest of almonds and walnuts. The wasp larva burrows into the worm larva and devours it from the inside yielding a dozen or so new wasps. X  
Hippodamia adult     Convergent lady beetle adult, a migratory predator that prefers aphids.    
Hippodamia pupa     Convergent lady beetle pupa X  
Hippodamia larvae   mb Convergent lady beetle larvae devouring an aphid.    
Hippodamia egg cluster     Convergent lady beetle egg cluster.    
Hypoaspis miles ab 11x7 Hypoaspis miles predatory mites attack fungus gnat larvae and give supplemental control for western flower thrips in soil, various media and cracks in benches and floors. X  
Lacewing adult mb 11x7 Green lacewing adults eat nectar, pollen and honeydew; the larvae are voracious predators X  
Lacewing egg stalk     Lacewing egg stalks are broadly distributed on surfaces of leaves, branches, fences.    
Lacewing eggs hatching- B&W     Lacewing larvae emerge from eggs when the temperature is warm enough.    
Lacewing larva w/aphid mb 11x7 Green lacewing larvae (Chrysoperla) feed on all stages of many soft-bodied plant-feeding pest insects. Adult lacewing need pollen to lay eggs. X  
Lacewing larva w/ whitefly mb   Lacewing can become as resistent to pesticides as whitefly. When whitefly are present in high numbers, lacewing are also often abundant feeding on all stages of whitefly..    
Lacewing larvae w/worm     Lacewing larvae get the juice and throw the skin away. They efficiently kill a few thousand pests the size of this larva. The larva lives about 14 days in warm weather.    
Lindorus lopanthe adult   11x7 Lindorus lopanthae, a small lady beetle that feeds on all stages of all scale, except soft scale that are covered with sticky honeydew    
Metaphycus helvolus   6x7 Metaphycus helvolus, parasitic wasp of soft black scale X  
Muscidifurax on fly pupa mb 11x7 A beneficial wasp that attacks fly pupae X  
Phytoseiulus persimilis-3 adults     Phytoseiulus persimilis thrives on two-spotted spider mites under moderate conditions of temperature and humidity. Other predatory mites tolerate more climatic extremes.    
Six-spotted thrips adult B&W     Scolothrips sexmaculatus, a predator that appears when spider mites and other pest mites are at high densities. It knocks mites down quickly but does not clean up well.    
Spalangia emerging [MB] mb   Spalangia endius emerging from a fly pupae X  
Stethorus B&W     Stethorus punctillum, the spider mite destroyer, works especially well in cucmber and pepper production at the preventive rate of 200-500 beetles per acre.    
T. pretiosum on T. ni egg mb 11x8 Trichogramma pretiosum is an internal parasitic wasp that attacks the eggs of many species of moths, including this cabbage looper egg. They are so small, four or five can sit together on the head of a pin. X  
T. platneri on codling moth egg bh   Trichogramma platneri can lay between 12 and 22 eggs in lepidopteran pest eggs, such as this codling moth egg. If host eggs are distributed through-out an orchard, trichogramma wasps need nectar or honeydew to strenghthen them for their search    
T. platneri on amorbia egg mb   Trichogramma platneri parasitizing the egg of amorbia, a caterpillar that devours avocado leaves.    
T. bactrae on T. ni egg mb   Trichogrammatoidea bactrae parasitizing a cabbage looper egg.    
T.bactrae on PTB egg mb 11x7 Trichogrammatoidea bactrae parasitizing a peach twig borer egg. X