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Photo of eggs and nymphs of brown marmorated stink bug

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Eggs and Nymphs

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.

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Branch flagging on chinquapin oak

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

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Egg-laying and feeding behavior of these insects damages individual tree branches.

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photo of bumblebee on a wild rose flower

Bumblebee

Bumblebees are large and fuzzy, with black and yellow (sometimes orange), usually banded, coloration. Females have pollen baskets on the last pair of legs.

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photo of bumblebee on a wild rose flower

Bumblebees

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.

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Photo of a Cabbage White

Cabbage White

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

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Image of camel cricket (cave cricket).

Camel Crickets (Cave Crickets)

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.

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