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When wings are closed, the grey, black-spotted forewings are visible, and when wings are open the red coloring of the forewings is visible.

Spotted Lanternfly

The spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula (White)) is a new invasive insect that was first identified in Berks County in …

Cicada killer wasp on foliage

Cicada Killer Wasps

Cicada killer wasps are starting to emerge. This picture was taken on Friday in a landscaped area outside the …

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Trees & Utilities

This new North Carolina Urban Forest Council publication by NC State University’s Dr. Barb Fair is a wonderful resource …

Hundreds of midges resting on the window of a home

Non-Biting Midges Emerging

Chironomid midges (“fuzzy bills”) are emerging in large numbers from ponds, lakes as well as the rivers feeding into …

Overgrown areas are prime habitat for snakes, which can bite pets.

Pet Safety in the Garden

Many of us who are fortunate to have a home garden also have a furry companion or two that …

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Hummingbirds and Butterflies

This publication describes how you can transform your backyard into an area that welcomes nectar-seekers, …

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Tomatoes for Processing in Eastern North Carolina

The per-capita consumption of processed tomatoes has increased steadily in recent years. This has been …

Bulb Onions

The onion is a cool season crop that will withstand moderate freezes. It may be …

Summer Cover Crops

There is growing interest in the use of short-season summer annual legumes or grasses as …

Pole Bean Production

Pole beans are grown commercially in the mountain counties and, on a limited scale, in …

Figure 1. Full-grown bagworm in its protective camouflage.

Bagworms in Ornamental Landscapes

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of bagworms, a common ornamental plant …

Figure 1. Nest box.

Woodland Wildlife Nest Boxes

This publication provides information on constructing and placing artificial nesting boxes to attract birds and …

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Photo of distant deer in a field near forest edge

White-Tailed Deer

This publication describes the habitat, food, cover, water habits and home range of the white-tailed …

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