Common Small Grain Insects

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CoverGeorge W. Thomas
Department of Entomology

Full-color photos of 11 insects, including greenbug, stalk borers and cereal leaf beetle, help identify cause and effect on host plants. Accompanying each photo is a written description of each pest, including details of its life cycle, descriptions of its eggs and larvae, what part of the plant they infest and the degree of damage usually caused.


  • Armyworms
  • Chinch bugs
  • Common stalk borers
  • False wireworm
  • Grasshoppers
  • Hessian fly
  • Thrips
  • Wheat stem maggots
  • Wheat stem sawfly
  • Wireworm


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