Good Bug Bad Bug
Once completed, this Oklahoma garden resource will contain not only a photo of the common Oklahoma garden critters but also an image of their damage. This is a work in progress.
Bag Worm Adult
Black Blister Beetle
Cucumber Beetle (striped and spotted)
Leaf Roller damage to Canna
These guys pierce and suck the fluids out of plants. If you see stippling you have a sucking bug in you garden.
Leaf Hopper and damage
Adult leafminer, larva of leafminer and its damage
Easy way to see if you have red spider mites it to hold a white piece of paper unde4r a section of the plant. Shake the leaf/stem vigorously. If you have little tiny red dots on the paper then you have red spider mites.
Red Spider Mites
Very common on Euonymus
adult whiteflies and a whitefly egg mass
When ever I see these guys in my Oklahoma garden I know it is in good health and nature is taking care of things for me. To encourage the presence of these spiders, ants, wasps and bugs, do not use chemicals. These creepy crawlers do a great job of keeping everything in balance.
Big Eyed Bug
Braconoid or Parasitic wasp
Giant Wheel Bug
Seven Spot Lady Beetle and larva
Twice stabbed Lady Beetle and Larva
Asian or Harmonia lady beetle and pupa
Rough Stink Bug
Spined soldier bug
DO NOT FORGET TO FEED THE BIRDS!
The “Original” Red Dirt Gardener