insects

Sod webworms sightings.

Sod webworm damage in a St. Augustinegrass lawn

Homeowners with St. Augustinegrass and Zoysiagrass are starting to see tiny tan moths erratically flying over the lawn.  These moths will rest in turf and other groundcovers and fly up when disturbed. They are not strong flyers so they tend to come to rest in plant material short distances away. The adult female moths will …

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A Pollinator Favorite

Basils are a favorite plant in the summer herb garden and an absolute must for those who enjoy fresh leaves for a sandwich or delicious homemade pesto. While we grow basils as a food enhancer, an added benefit is that those basil selections that form flowers area very attractive to pollinators.  If you would rather …

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Solitary Bees are Back

The mining bees or adrenids are often seen in areas of landscapes that have little ground vegetation and loose soil. After mating, the female bee will excavate a very small tunnel in the ground that has several small cells attached to it. The bee collects pollen and nectar to add to the cell and then …

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