Issue 5, May 30, 2017

Viburnum Leaf Beetle Update

In the May 8th issue of the Home, Yard and Garden Pest Newsletter, we shared that initial reports of viburnum leaf beetle activity were observed in Illinois. Since that time, we have continued to receive reports out of Cook and DuPage counties of severe viburnum leaf beetle larval feeding, resulting in the defoliation in several areas of those counties. While we are always interested in pests that are being found in yards and gardens, with the viburnum leaf beetle, as we move forward, we are most interested in knowing about areas outside of Cook and DuPage counties. To confirm pest populations as "new" in a county, please send a photo or insect sample to Kelly Estes at the Illinois Natural History Survey - Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (Kelly Estes)

Kelly Estes

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