Category Archives: Pest Control

Oakworm Moth Life cycle, Eggs, Facts, Control

The oak moth, mostly pink in color having stripes on it, is shown to be a silkworm in the Saturniidae family. It is also known as Anisota virginiensis. Differs in distinct coloration of adults. The larvae are hungry feeders. They feed on the branches of host plants, partially neutralizing them. When the population of oak moths increases rapidly,… Read More »

Silver Spotted Tiger Moth Caterpillar Sting, Poison, Diet, Life Cycle

The silver-spotted tiger moth (Lophocampa argentata) is a defoliating caterpillar belonging to the group of moths, including the hummock moth and the black and orange caterpillars commonly referred to as “woolly bears.” Silver-spotted tiger moth caterpillars are active during the fall and winter seasons. They begin their feeding in autumn and will resume their feeding after winters in… Read More »

Lysimeter Types, Method, Working principle, Price

A lysimeter is a measuring device that can measure plants’ actual evapotranspiration by recording the amount of rainfall that an area receives and the amount lost through the soil. Vessels for lysimeters are usually located at a special lysimetric station with access for functional inspection and for placing measurement, control, and weighing devices. In most cases, an expensive… Read More »

Are spicebush swallowtail caterpillars poisonous?

The spicebush swallowtail, generally look-like clouded greenish-yellow butterfly, has a scientific name Papilio Troilus Linnae. It is widely common in natural areas like flower gardens throughout the eastern and mid-western parts of America. Not only caterpillars but adult butterflies are great examples of malleable coloration. The adult butterflies look extremely colorful, beautiful, and attractive because of their vivid… Read More »