Insects

Identification Tools

The following are insect species that are considered invasive to Nebraska.
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Asian Longhorned Beetle

Asian Longhorned Beetle

Anoplophora glabripennis

Presence characterized by exit holes in tree, larval galleries under bark, or out-of-season yellowing of leaves.

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Known
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Halyomorpha halys

Feeds on various crops. Leaves small necrotic spots on fruit and leaf surfaces.

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Not Known
Cereal Leaf Beetle

Cereal Leaf Beetle

Oulema melanopus

Damages grain crops by feeding on leaves. Markings on leaves resemble elongated slits.

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Known
Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer

Agrilus planipennis Ledeb.

Wood boring insect that leaves D-shaped borer holes along tree trunks, and larval galleries under bark.

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Not Known
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Gypsy Moth

Gypsy Moth

Lymantria dispar

Signs of presence are shot holes in leaves and foliage stripped from trees.

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Known
Japanese Beetle

Japanese Beetle

Popillia japonica

Causes skeletonized leaves and defoliation of host plants. Root damage to lawns caused by the larvae.

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Known
Mountain Pine Beetle

Mountain Pine Beetle

Dendroctonus ponderosae

Bore holes in trees leaving sawdust. Causes blue stained wood from the beetleā€™s fungus.

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Pine Shoot Beetle

Pine Shoot Beetle

Tomicus piniperda

Causes wilting on new branch shoots, stunted tree growth. Larval galleries feed throughout the trees.

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Sirex Woodwasp

Sirex Woodwasp

Sirex noctilio F.

Causes foliage to wilt and change color to red. Leaves resin beads from egg laying sites. Bores holes in tree.

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Spotted Lanternfly

Spotted Lanternfly

Lycorma delicatula

Planthopper with 70 plant hosts. Can cause damage to grapes, apples and stone fruit trees.

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