Take the Plant Hero Pledge and help them do battle with invasive bugs and nasty fungi that threaten trees and plants.
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The third and often largest part of an insect’s body, which is made up of several similar-looking segments and often bears a pair of jointed, terminal appendages called the cerci.
Final life stage of an insect, when it is fully formed and capable of reproducing.
Pair of long, thin body parts on the heads of insects that are used to feel and smell.
A large group of animals with hard shells on the outsides of their bodies, legs with joints, and no bones inside their bodies. Insects, spiders, centipedes, and crabs belong to this group.
Type of deciduous tree with compound leaves arranged opposite one another along each branch. This tree, whose wood is used to make baseball bats, is threatened by a bug known as the Green Menace!
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This invasive bug can measure over 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) in length, and has six legs, a black body with white spots, long and banded antennae, and sometimes has blue feet!
The outside cover of the trunks, branches, and roots of woody plants.
An insect with a pair of hard front wings that cover a pair of thin wings.
An organism that is helpful to plants by eating pests that would otherwise cause damage. Ladybugs are an example because the eat aphids which damage leaves.
A tree known for its papery thin and smooth bark that is threatened by Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB).
A disease that destroys parts or all of a plant.
Any of a number of insects that chew, dig, and burrow into plants.
Thin layer of cells between the bark and wood of a tree that gives rise to both. Burrowing insects like Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) can damage this tissue which weakens and eventually kills the tree.
Fungal disease that affects redbay and sassafras trees in the coastal plain of the Southeast but also threatens other members of the Laurel family like avocado.