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BED BUGS, HOPPERS, CICADAS, APHIDS, ETC.

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17-year cicada

Latin Name: Magicicada septendecim

These are native insects in North America. The 17-year species are most common in the upper Northeast and the 13-year more common in the southern states from the Atlantic Coast west to Oklahoma.

Acacia Psyllid

Latin Name: Acizzia uncatoides

Latin Family Name: Psyllidae

Native to Australia, where many acacia plants originated, carrying their associated insect pests when imported. Now found throughout the world in association with Acacia and Albizia, including in Hawaii on Koa trees.

Alder lace bug

Latin Name: Corythucha pergandei

This is a native insect in North America.

Apple Grain Aphid

Latin Name: Rhopalosiphum fitchii

Latin Family Name: Aphididae

Believed to have originated in Europe, brought to North America with nursery stock of apple trees with the earliest settlers, and it now can be found throughout the world.

Arborvitae Aphid

Latin Name: Cinara tujafilina

Latin Family Name: Aphididae

Possibly native to North America.

Ash Whitefly

Latin Name: Siphoninus phillyreae

Latin Family Name: Aleyrodidae

Native to Europe and much of Asia and north Africa, but spread throughout the world on infested plants. As of 2008 it was still restricted to California, Nevada, and Arizona, but is likely to spread to many other states.

Asian citrus psyllid

Latin Name: Diaphorina citri

This pest is native to Asia, but now has spread to other tropical regions throughout the world and was first discovered in Florida in 1998. Subsequently it has spread throughout the southern states to Louisiana as well as to California and the important citrus industry there.

Avocado lace bug

Latin Name: Pseudacysta perseae

This is a native insect in North America, possibly native to the Southeast U.S.

Backswimmer

Latin Name: Notonecta sp.

There are around 35 species of backswimmers that are native to North America, and other species may be found throughout the world in aquatic habitats.

Balsam wooly aphid

Latin Name: Adelges piceae

This species is native to Europe, but was first detected in North America around 1900. It now is found throughout eastern Canada and northeastern U.S., as well as along the Pacific coast in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia.

Barnacle Scale

Latin Name: Ceroplastes cirripediformis

Latin Family Name: Coccidae

Possibly native to temperate climates in the U.S., and now found from California to Florida.

Bat Bug

Latin Name: Cimex pilosellus

Latin Family Name: Cimicidae

Native to North America, and found from British Columbia south into California, and east into the Rocky Mountains.

Bellissima Whitefly

Latin Name: Trialeurodes bellissima

Latin Family Name: Aleyrodidae

Possibly native to the U.S. in oak woodlands.

Birch Aphid

Latin Name: Calaphis betulaecolens

Latin Family Name: Aphididae

Possibly a native of North America, and found widely across the United States wherever birch trees grow. It primarily uses birch as its host plant.

Birch lace bug

Latin Name: Corythucha pallipes

This is a native insect in North America.

Black Bean Aphid

Latin Name: Aphis fabae

Latin Family Name: Aphididae

Possibly a native of North America.

Black Citrus Aphid

Latin Name: Toxoptera auranti

Latin Family Name: Aphididae

A very important agricultural pest, with over 120 known host plants, including citrus, coffee, mango, camellia, orchids, and others. It is found throughout the world where coffee is grown, and is present in the southern U.S. and Hawaii.

Black Pineleaf Scale

Latin Name: Nuculaspis californica

Latin Family Name: Diaspididae

Native to North America, and distributed across the entire eastern half of the U.S. and into southern Canada, as well as in all states from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Coast. It also has been found in localized areas of mountains in northern Mexico and into British Columbia.

Black Scale

Latin Name: Saisettia oleae

Latin Family Name: Coccidae

Believed to be native to South Africa, but now found throughout the world in mild climates where susceptible plants grow. It is a particular pest of olive trees, but also attacks oleander, citrus, and some other forest and landscape trees and shrubs.

Bloodsucking Conenose Bugs

Latin Name: Triatoma Spp.

Latin Family Name: Reduviidae

Native species in North America and south into South America.

Bordered plant bugs

Latin Name: Largidae

Latin Family Name: Largidae

Native to North America, where it is a common insect from Georgia to California along the southern half of the U.S., and likely into Mexico.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Latin Name: Halyomorpha halys

Latin Family Name: Pentatomidae

Native to the Oriental region of China, Japan, and Korea, but introduced to the eastern U.S. in the 1990’s, where it rapidly spread through the upper northeast states.

Brown Soft Scale

Latin Name: Coccus hesperidum

Latin Family Name: Coccidae

Appears to be native to the Southeast United States.

Buffalo Treehopper

Latin Name: Stictocephala bubalus

Latin Family Name: Membracidae

Native to North America, and in the U.S. it is found from coast to coast and in nearly every state.

Cabbage Aphid

Latin Name: Brevicoryne brassicae

Latin Family Name: Aphididae

Native to Europe, but now found throughout the world, including throughout the U.S. and on every island of Hawaii.

Cactus mealybug

Latin Name: Hypogeococcus pungens

Latin Family Name: Pseudococcidae

This insect is native to South America but has been introduced into the southern U.S. and in Hawaii. It also has been deliberately introduced to Australia where it is a biological control for cactus considered to be serious pest plants in that country.

Cactus Scale

Latin Name: Diaspis echinocacti

Latin Family Name: Diaspididae

Probably native to North America, and spread to other parts of the world on exported plant parts.

Calico Scale

Latin Name: Eulecanium cerasorum

Latin Family Name: Coccidae

Uncertain, as some references indicate it is a native species while others indicate it entered the U.S. in San Francisco in the early 1900’s, and from there spread throughout the U.S. Now an extremely common pest of ornamental trees and shrubs, including liquidamber, elm, magnolia, locust, crabapple, maple, pyracantha, and all stone fruit trees such as peach, apricot, and plum.

California Red Scale

Latin Name: Aonidiella aurantii

Latin Family Name: Diaspididae

Uncertain, but currently it is found worldwide in citrus growing regions. It is a major pest concern in the citrus industry in California, and in other parts of the world has been found infesting almond, pear, plum, and roses.

Chinch Bug

Latin Name: Blissus leucopterus

Latin Family Name: Lygaeidae

Native to North America, and identified as a pest of crops as early as 1780. They may have originated in southern, more tropical climates and migrated northward as crops were planted.

Citrus Mealybug

Latin Name: Planococcus citri

Latin Family Name: Pseudococcidae

Currently found in both Europe and North America, and known from Europe 50 years prior to its discovery in the U.S., so possibly European in origin.

Citrus Whitefly

Latin Name: Dialeurodes citri

Latin Family Name: Aleyrodidae

Native to India, but introduced to the U.S. in the mid-1850’s, and now found in warmer climates from North Carolina and along the southern tier of states to California, as well as throughout the world where host plants grow.

Cochineal Scales

Latin Name: Dactylopiidae

Latin Family Name: Dactylopiidae

Native to Latin America and the southwest United States. Where the host cacti have been introduced to other countries the scale is now present as well, such as Spain and Australia.

Conifer Aphid

Latin Name: Cinara spp.

Latin Family Name: Aphididae

Possibly native to North America.

Consperse stinkbug

Latin Name: Euschistus conspersus

Latin Family Name: Pentatomidae

Native to North America.

Cooley Spruce Gall Aphid

Latin Name: Adelges cooleyi

Latin Family Name: Adelgidae

Cooley spruce gall aphid is native to North America and it attacks various species of spruce trees as well as Douglas Fir.

Cottony ash psyllid

Latin Name: Psyllopsis decrepans

Latin Family Name: Psyllidae

Cottony Cushion Scale

Latin Name: Icerya purchasi

Latin Family Name: Margarodidae

Native to Australia, and first found in the U.S. in California around 1868 as a hitchhiker on acacia plants. Within 10 years it was a major pest on citrus in the west, and now is found worldwide on many kinds of plants. Because of the serious economic nature of this pest a major effort was made to find natural controls, leading to the discovery of Vedalia ladybird beetles that effectively preyed on it in California. When these predatory beetles were later sent to Florida the shipment included some of the scales, inadvertently introducing the pest to that state and its citrus industry. It is now found along the southern states from California to North Carolina.

Cottony Maple Scale

Latin Name: Pulvinaria innumerabilis

Latin Family Name: Coccidae

Native to eastern North America, but now found throughout the U.S.

Crown Whitefly

Latin Name: Aleuroplatus coronata

Latin Family Name: Aleyrodidae

Native to the southern U.S. and Mexico, and now a common pest on native oaks in the western states.

Cypress Bark Mealybug

Latin Name: Ehrhornia cupressi

Latin Family Name: Pseudococcidae

Uncertain, but possibly native to the western U.S.

Cypress Mealybug

Latin Name: Dysmicoccus ryani

Latin Family Name: Pseudococcidae

Likely native to the western U.S., and found in California.

Damsel bug

Latin Name: Nabis ferus

There are over 40 species of these insects native to North America.

Dog day cicada

Latin Name: Tibicen sp.

These are native insects in North America with over 30 species known.

Eastern boxelder bug

Latin Name: Boisea trivittata

Native to eastern North America.

Eastern spruce gall aphid

Latin Name: Adelges abietis

Eastern spruce gall aphid is an introduced species from Europe.

Eugenia psyllid

Latin Name: Trioza eugeniae

Latin Family Name: Psyllidae

Native to Australia, as is Eugenia plants (bush cherry), and imported to the U.S. along with the plants.

Euonymus Scale

Latin Name: Unaspis euonymi

Latin Family Name: Diaspididae

Native to Japan and China, but now well established throughout the U.S. and into Canada wherever suitable host plants are used in landscaping.

European Elm Scale

Latin Name: Gossyparia spuria

Latin Family Name: Eriococcidae

Native to Europe but introduced to North America, where it is found throughout the continent where elm trees are grown.

European Fruit Lecanium

Latin Name: Parthenolecanium corni

Latin Family Name: Coccidae

Despite its common name this is a native insect in North America, and is found in many fruit growing states.

False Chinch Bug

Latin Name: Nysius ericae

Latin Family Name: Lygaeidae

Some kinds are native to North America, possibly originating in warmer southern climates and migrating to northern states.

Fig whitefly

Latin Name: Singhiella simplex

Native to eastern Asia in China and India.

Frosted Scale

Latin Name: Parthenolecanium pruinosum

Latin Family Name: Coccidae

Native to the mountains of Mexico, but now present in several states in the U.S., including California and Pennsylvania, and north into western Canada. It also is found in Australia.

Gelatinous Whitefly

Latin Name: Aleuroplatus gelatinosus

Latin Family Name: Aleyrodidae

Likely native to the western U.S.

Giant Bark Aphid

Latin Name: Longistigma caryae

Latin Family Name: Aphididae

Native to North America.

Giant water bug

Latin Name: Lethocerus sp. – just one of many genera in this family.

Around 20 species of these native insects are found in North America.

Giant Whitefly

Latin Name: Aleurodicus dugesii

Latin Family Name: Aleyrodidae

Likely native to Latin America, as it was first described from Mexico and is present south to at least Costa Rica. It was first discovered in the U.S. in Texas in 1991, in California in 1992, and east into Florida in 1996.

Glassy Winged Sharpshooter

Latin Name: Homalodisca vitripennis

Latin Family Name: Cicadellidae

Native to the southeastern U.S., but introduced to California and other southwest states in the 1990’s where it potentially may be destructive to vineyards and other crops and ornamental plantings.

Golden Mealybug

Latin Name: Pseudococcus aurilanatus

Latin Family Name: Pseudococcidae

Native to Australia, but now occurring in other parts of the world where its host trees have been imported as ornamentals.

Grape leafhopper

Latin Name: Erythroneura comes

Latin Family Name: Cicadellidae

Apparently native to North America, and several species in the genus Erythroneura can be found throughout the U.S.

Grape phylloxera

Latin Name: Daktulosphaira vitifoliae

It is native to eastern North America but now is found worldwide in grape growing regions.

Grass Bugs

Latin Name: Arhyssus Sp.

Latin Family Name: Rhopalidae

Native to North America, and especially prevalent in the warmer southern states.

Greedy Scale

Latin Name: Hemiberlesia rapax

Latin Family Name: Diaspididae

Believed to be native to Europe, although it was originally described from specimens found in North America. It is now found in all temperate and tropical regions of the world.

Green Apple Aphid

Latin Name: Aphis pomi

Latin Family Name: Aphididae

Native to Europe.

Green Peach Aphid

Latin Name: Myzus persicae

Latin Family Name: Aphididae

Native to Europe, where it was known as a pest of peach trees as early as 1761. Now found throughout the world and all of North America.

Green Sharpshooter

Latin Name: Draeculacephala minerva

Latin Family Name: Cicadellidae

Native to North America, and occurring in the west from Texas to Oregon and south into Central America.

Greenbug

Latin Name: Schizaphis graminum

Believed to be native to Europe or Asia, but now found on continents throughout the world as a serious pest of grains.

Greenhouse Whitefly

Latin Name: Trialeurodes vaporariorum

Latin Family Name: Aleyrodidae

Uncertain, but currently found throughout the world in tropical and temperate climates, and considered likely to have a tropical origin. They were first discovered as a species in England in 1856, and subsequently in the U.S. in 1870 and Hawaii in 1907.

Ground Pearls

Latin Name: Margarodes Spp.

Latin Family Name: Margarodidae

Some species likely native to North America, but others found in Australia. In the U.S. they have been found in the southwest states and the southeast states.

Gumbo limbo spiraling whitefly

Latin Name: Aleurodicus rugioperculatus

Native to Central America.

Harlequin Stink Bug

Latin Name: Murgantia histrionica

Latin Family Name: Pentatomidae

Native to Central America and Mexico, but now present throughout the entire United States.

Hemispherical Scale

Latin Name: Saisettia coffeae

Latin Family Name: Coccidae

Originated in South America, but now a common scale insect throughout the United States in greenhouses and interiorscape plantings.

Insidious flower bug

Latin Name: Orius insidiosus

Many native species occur in North America.

Iris Whitefly

Latin Name: Aleyrodes spiraeoides

Latin Family Name: Aleyrodidae

Possibly native to North America.

Irregular Pine Scale

Latin Name: Toumeyella pinicola

Latin Family Name: Coccidae

Uncertain, but likely native to North America.

Jagged ambush bug

Latin Name: Phymata americana

These are native insects in North America.

Japanese Bayberry Whitefly

Latin Name: Parabemisia myricae

Latin Family Name: Aleyrodidae

Likely of Asian origin, as it was first described from Japan, and is found from China south through Malaysia, in Israel and Venezuela, and in the U.S. only in California and Florida.

Juniper scale

Latin Name: Carulaspis juniperi

Native to Europe but now found throughout the world where host plants are available.

Kellogg Whitefly

Latin Name: Pealius kelloggii

Latin Family Name: Aleyrodidae

Native to North America, and found widely where the host plants occur.

Kuno Scale

Latin Name: Eulecanium kunoense

Latin Family Name: Coccidae

Native to the Orient, but introduced into the western U.S. on imported plants.

Lac Insects

Latin Name: Lacciferidae

Some native species occur in North America

Large milkweed bug

Latin Name: Oncopeltus fasciatus

This is a native insect in eastern North America.

Latania Scale

Latin Name: Hemiberlesia lataniae

Latin Family Name: Diaspididae

Believed to be native to Europe, but now present in all tropical and many temperate regions of the world.

Lawn leafhopper

Latin Name: Deltocephalus spp.

A number of native species occur in North America.

Leaf Curl Plum Aphid

Latin Name: Brachycaudus helichrysi

Latin Family Name: Aphididae

Unknown, but it is found widely around the world and throughout the United States.

Leafhopper Assassin Bug

Latin Name: Zelus renardii

Latin Family Name: Reduviidae

Several species native to North America.

Long-tailed Mealybug

Latin Name: Pseudococcus adonidum

Latin Family Name: Pseudococcidae

Possibly native to the Australian region, but now found throughout the world.

Lygus Plant Bug

Latin Name: Lygus sp.

Latin Family Name: Miridae

Several native species in North America.

Magnolia scale

Latin Name: Neolecanium cornuparvum

This is a native insect in eastern North America.

Masked hunter

Latin Name: Reduvius personatus

This is a native species in North America.

Meadow Spittlebug

Latin Name: Philaenus spumarius

Latin Family Name: Cercopidae

As many as 54 native species in North America.

Melon Aphid

Latin Name: Aphis gossypii

Latin Family Name: Aphididae

Not stated, but it is present throughout the world in tropical and moderate climates, and is found throughout the United States.

Minute Cypress Scale

Latin Name: Carulaspis minima

Latin Family Name: Diaspididae

Native to the western hemisphere, where it is found primarily in southern states and in the Caribbean.

Mulberry whitefly

Latin Name: Tetraleurodes mori

Latin Family Name: Aleyrodidae

Probably native to the U.S., where it can be found in Florida, Tennessee, and California, and probably other states where citrus and other host plants occur.

Oak kermes

Latin Name: Kermes spp.

These are native insects in North America.

Oak lecanium

Latin Name: Parthenolecanium quercifex

Possibly a native insect in North America.

Oak Pit Scale

Latin Name: Asterolecanium Spp.

Latin Family Name: Asterolecaniidae

Uncertain, but probably native to North America. It is found throughout the U.S. where it infests many species of oak trees.

Oak Treehopper

Latin Name: Platycotis vittata

Latin Family Name: Membracidae

Possibly native to North and South America, being found from Brazil north into Canada. It is present in nearly all states of the U.S., but is most abundant in the coastal states along the Atlantic, Gulf, and Pacific coasts.

Obscure Mealybug

Latin Name: Pseudococcus viburni

Latin Family Name: Pseudococcidae

Uncertain origin, but possibly from either South America or Australia, and introduced into the U.S. in the late 19th century.

Obscure scale

Latin Name: Melanaspis obscura

A probable native insect in North America.

Oleander Aphid

Latin Name: Aphis nerii

Latin Family Name: Aphididae

Since it is so common on oleander it is felt this aphid may have originated in the Mediterranean, where oleander comes from, but it now is present throughout the world and is common throughout the U.S. in the more temperate climates.

Oleander Scale

Latin Name: Aspidiotus nerii

Latin Family Name: Diaspididae

Native to the deserts of southern California, but now found worldwide in warm or arid environments where imported plants have brought the insect to that region. Present throughout the U.S. and in Hawaii.

Oystershell Scale

Latin Name: Lapidosaphes ulmi

Latin Family Name: Diaspididae

Thought to have originated in temperate Eurasia, but now found throughout the world.

Pear psylla

Latin Name: Psylla pyricola

Latin Family Name: Psyllidae

Native to Europe, but introduced to North America in the early 1800’s where it now is the most important insect pest of pears in the U.S.

Pecan Phylloxera

Latin Name: Phylloxera notabilis

Latin Family Name: Phylloxeridae

Uncertain, but it has been found for many years in southern Europe and the southern U.S., and now also has been detected in Brazil.

Pine & Spruce Aphids

Latin Name: Pineus sp.

Latin Family Name: Adelgidae

Native to eastern Asia but established in eastern North America from Georgia north to Massachusetts.

Pine bark adelgid

Latin Name: Pineus strobi

This is a native insect in North America and is found widely where host pines are grown.

Pine Needle Scale

Latin Name: Chionaspis pinifoliae

Latin Family Name: Diaspididae

Native to North America, and found throughout the country and Canada. It attacks a wide variety of pines, spruces, and cypress species.

Pine spittlebug

Latin Name: Aphrophora parallela

Native to eastern North America but spread as far west as British Columbia.

Pink hibiscus mealybug

Latin Name: Maconellicoccus hirsutus

This mealybug is native to Southeast Asia but was discovered in the Caribbean in 1994 and in Florida in 2002, and it continues to expand its range in the U.S. It also now is found in Africa, Australia, and South America.

Poplar Gall Aphid

Latin Name: Pemphigus spp.

Latin Family Name: Aphididae

There are several species of aphids in this genus, possibly native to North America, and found wherever poplar or cottonwood grow.

Potato leafhopper

Latin Name: Empoasca fabae

The leafhopper is native to the eastern half of North America.

Predatory Stink Bug

Latin Name: Brochymena Sp.

Latin Family Name: Pentatomidae

Native to North America.

Privet leafhopper

Latin Name: Fieberiella florii

Native to Europe but well established throughout North America.

Red gum lerp psyllid

Latin Name: Glycaspis brimblecombei

Latin Family Name: Psyllidae

Native to Australia, and now found in the U.S. in California, Arizona, Florida, and Hawaii, as well as in Mexico.

Rose Aphid

Latin Name: Macrosiphum rosae

Latin Family Name: Aphididae

Originally known from Europe, but it now can be found throughout the U.S. where mild temperatures allow it.

San Jose Scale

Latin Name: Quadraspidiotus perniciousus

Latin Family Name: Diaspididae

Native to the Orient, and introduced on imported plants around 1870, where it was discovered in the area of San Jose, California. It since spread throughout the U.S. to become a devastating pest on fruit trees such as apple, plum, pear, cherry, peach, gooseberry, apricot, and others. With the introduction of DDT and other persistent insecticides in the 1940s this scale nearly disappeared from crops, but has since begun a resurgence due to lack of management and decreased spraying.

Say's Stink Bug

Latin Name: Chlorochroa sayi

Latin Family Name: Pentatomidae

Native to western North America.

Small Milkweed Bug

Latin Name: Lygaeus kalmi

Latin Family Name: Lygaeidae

Native to North America, where it is found from coast to coast and from Canada south into Mexico.

Squash Bug

Latin Name: Anasa Sp.

This insect is native to North and South America, occurring from southern Canada well into South America.

Stanford Whitefly

Latin Name: Tetraleurodes stanfordi

Latin Family Name: Aleyrodidae

Native to the western U.S. and Mexico.

Striped Mealybug

Latin Name: Ferrisia virgata

Latin Family Name: Pseudococcidae

Uncertain, as it is found commonly throughout the world in warm climates. However, since 10 species in the genus Ferrisia are found in the U.S. it is believed that this species may be native to North America.

Swallow Bug

Latin Name: Oeciacus vicarius

Latin Family Name: Cimicidae

Possibly native to North America, and an extremely common pest in association with swallows and their nests.

Sycamore lace bug – eastern species

Latin Name: Corythucha ciliata

This is a native insect in North America.

Sycamore lace bug – western species

Latin Name: Corythucha confraterna

This is a native insect in North America.

Sycamore Scale

Latin Name: Stomacoccus platani

Latin Family Name: Margarodidae

Uncertain, but possibly native to North America.

Tarnished Plant Bug

Latin Name: Lygus Lineolaris

Latin Family Name: Miridae

Native to North America and found throughout much of Canada, all of the U.S., and most of Mexico.

The Bagrada bug

Latin Name: Bagrada hilaris

Native to Africa and Asia but introduced to many other regions including the U.S. Southwest in Arizona and California.

The Common Bed Bug

Latin Name: Cimex lectularius

Latin Family Name: Cimicidae

It is believed that this bug originally evolved with bats living in caves in the Middle East, but in the United States it appears now to be wholly a human pest. It has been associated with humans for thousands of years.

The Green stinkbug

Latin Name: Chinavia hilaris

Likely a native insect in North America.

The Kissing Bug

Latin Name: Triatoma gerstaeckeri

These are native insects in Mexico, Central and South America, and the southern U.S.

The Lantern Fly

Latin Name: Laternaria spp.

These are native insects in tropical Latin America.

Thorn Scale

Latin Name: Eulecanium tiliae

Latin Family Name: Coccidae

Possibly European in origin, as it is found commonly throughout Europe and in Asia, as well as in much of North America.

Toad bug

Latin Name: Gelastocoris oculatus – one of 4 species in 2 genera in North America

Only a few native species found in North America.

Tomato Psyllid

Latin Name: Paratrioza cockerelli

Latin Family Name: Psyllidae

Tropical Bed Bug

Latin Name: Cimex hemipterus

Latin Family Name: Cimicidae

Possibly from Africa or Asia, but found occasionally in the United States as a parasite of humans or bats. It appears to be most common in Florida, preferring to live in warm, humid climates.

Tulip Tree Scale

Latin Name: Toumeyella liriodendri

Latin Family Name: Coccidae

Native to North America.

Tuliptree Aphid

Latin Name: Illinoia liriodendri

Latin Family Name: Aphididae

The tulip tree is native to the eastern U.S., so the aphid presumably also is a native species, now found throughout North America wherever these popular shade trees grow.

Two-lined Spittlebug

Latin Name: Prosapia bicincta

Latin Family Name: Cercopidae

Native to North America and present throughout much of the eastern third of the U.S., but most prevalent and damaging in the southeastern states.

Water boatman

Latin Name: Arctocorixa sp.

There are many species that are native to North America.

Water scorpion

Latin Name: Ranatra sp.

These are native insects in North America.

Water strider

Latin Name: Gerris spp. – one of 8 genera in North America with a total of about 46 species.

Many native species occur in North America and around 750 species are known worldwide.

Wax Scale

Latin Name: Ceroplastes Spp.

Latin Family Name: Coccidae

Presumed to be native to the Oriental region, but now found throughout the world in temperate and tropical climates.

Western boxelder bug

Latin Name: Boisea rubrolineata

Latin Family Name: Rhopalidae

Native to North America

Western Conifer Seed Bug

Latin Name: Leptoglossus occidentalis

Latin Family Name: Coreidae

Originally found only in its native range along the west coast states, in the 1970’s and beyond it began to be found further east, and now is a common pest along the eastern seaboard as well. It also is now found throughout much of Europe, having been imported into that continent in the 1990’s.

Western Corsair

Latin Name: Rasahus thoracicus

Latin Family Name: Reduviidae

Native to western North America.

Wheel Bug

Latin Name: Arilus cristatus

Latin Family Name: Reduviidae

Native to eastern North America.

Willow lace bug

Latin Name: Corythucha elegans

This is a native insect in North America.

Willow Psyllid

Latin Name: Cacopsylla groenlandica

Latin Family Name: Psyllidae

Likely native to North America.

Woolly Apple Aphid

Latin Name: Eriosoma lanigerum

Latin Family Name: Aphididae

Native to eastern North America, where it originally infested apple trees and elm, as alternate hosts. Now found throughout North America

Wooly elm aphid

Latin Name: Eriosoma americanum

A native species in eastern North America, and found wherever trees such as Saskatoon (= Juneberry, Serviceberry, wild plum) and American Elm are grown.

Wooly Pine Scale

Latin Name: Pseudophilippia quaintancii

Latin Family Name: Coccidae

Native to North America

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