NEPDN Insect Pest Links


What are significant insect pests?


Significant insect pests are insects that are hazardous to our agriculture and natural ecosystems in the Northeast. Many of these insects are federally regulated. Click on a link below to learn more!

Significant Pests
Asian Longhorned Beetle Anoplophora glaripennis
Emerald Ash Borer Agrilus planipennis
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Halyomorpha halys
Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Adelges tsugae
Sirex Wood Wasp, European Wood Wasp Sirex noctilio
Swede Midge Contarinia nasturtii
Viburnum Leaf Beetle Pyrrhalta virburni

Bug Clips

The video clips below have been created by Cornell University's IPM Publication Branching Out. Branching Out is a subscription based IPM newsletter that focuses on diseases and pests of trrees and shrubs. Cornell faculty and staff in cooperation with Cornell Cooperative Extension educators gather information on a bi-weekly basis from March through September throughout New York State inorder to preent current scouting repports and articles of interest.

Time Lapse Video of Eastern Tent Caterpillars Building a Nest #1  

Time Lapse Video of Eastern Tent Caterpillars Building a Nest #2

Tent Caterpillar


Eastern tent caterpillar is a native common pest found in the Northeast. Hosts include cherry and apples.


Boxwood Leafminer Larvae Under 10x-video
Boxwood leafminer can be a serious pest of boxwood with hevy damage rendering the plant unattractive.

European Pine Sawfly- video
European pine sawfly is a pest of pines in landscape settings preferring Mugho and Tabletop pines. The larvae feed on older growth. Trees that are highly infested and entirely depoliated can be severely stunted but do survive becasue the new growth is not attacked.

Viburnum Leaf Beetle- Time lapse video
Viburnum leaf beetle (vlb) is a major pest of many species of viburnum. You can learn more about vlb a the Cornell University's Viburnum Leaf beetle Citizen Science web site.