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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Eggs and Nymphs

Photo of eggs and nymphs of brown marmorated stink bug
The brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys), a native of southeast Asia, was discovered in Pennsylvania in 1998, apparently having hitched a ride on shipping crates. A pest of fruit trees, soybeans, and many other crops, it is spreading across North America. It has been found in Missouri. These are the eggs and newly hatched nymphs. More

Brown patches in trees may be result of cicadas, scale insects

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Branch flagging on chinquapin oak
Egg-laying and feeding behavior of these insects damages individual tree branches. More


photo of bumblebee on a wild rose flower
Bumblebees are large and fuzzy, with black and yellow (sometimes orange), usually banded, coloration. Females have pollen baskets on the last pair of legs. More


photo of bumblebee on a wild rose flower
At least six species in the genus Bombus in Missouri
Bumblebees are fuzzy, familiar and are like huge honeybees: They are yellow and black, collect pollen and nectar, live in colonies and make honey. They are capable of stinging, if molested or if their nest is endangered, but you need not fear them; they are not aggressive. More

Cabbage White

Photo of a Cabbage White
Pieris rapae
A common butterfly in Missouri, the cabbage white was introduced in the 1800s from Europe and became a crop pest. More

Camel Crickets (Cave Crickets)

Image of camel cricket (cave cricket).
Numerous species.
Humps aren’t just for camels, they’re for crickets, too! These odd-looking insects are commonly found in caves, basements, cellars and similar places. More