How do I identify pests in my garden?

How do I identify pests in my garden?

At first, you may not know there are bugs eating your plants until you find sunken, brown spots on your apples or see tiny, white insects flying around your tomato plants. Holes in leaves, small grubs around the roots of container plants, speckled foliage and skeletonized leaves are just a few signs of garden pests.

What weird bugs are in Australia?

So without further ado, here are 10 of Australia’s weirdest insects you won’t believe actually exist….

  • Hercules Moth.
  • Goliath Stick Insect.
  • Common Garden Orb Weaver.
  • Burrowing Cockroach.
  • Bulldog Ants.
  • Australian Witchetty Grubs.
  • Australian Earthworms.
  • Giant Centipede.

What are these tiny bugs in my yard?

Lawn gnats, called fungus gnats, are small, mosquito-like insects often observed hovering over grass in big swarms. The pests develop in damp soils and decaying plant material, and populations soar during stretches of hot, rainy weather.

What does a lawn beetle look like?

Adult beetles are black and shiny, about 15mm long with brown serrated legs. They lay their eggs in spring and early summer, they then develop into larvae that then feed on the roots. The pupal stage will cause no damage but in late spring/early summer when the grubs emerge, they will.

What are the tiny bugs in my garden?

The white tiny bugs on plants in your garden may be whiteflies, mealybugs, or spider mites. Spider Mite on leaf. All three can live on a wide variety of plants and they feed by spearing the leaves and stems and sucking the sap.

What is eating my plants at night Australia?

Earwigs eat plant leaves during the night and this will show as numerous irregular holes or chewed edges in the leaves. Earwigs may attack soft fruit such as apricots, strawberries, raspberries, but will not harm hard fruit such as apples.

What insects can I find in my backyard?

Meet the Bugs Living in Your Backyard

  • Long-legged fly, Christmas cactus flowerpot, kitchen window.
  • Unidentified moth, office hallway.
  • Dryophthorine weevil, front porch doormat.
  • Brown and black paper wasp, back porch screen door.
  • Kudzu bug, under the table, back porch.
  • Cuckoo wasp, window screen.

Are earwigs in Australia?

The European earwig (Forficula auricularia) is native to Europe and has been in Australia from the mid-1850s. They were first recorded in Western Australia around 1990 and now can be found over much of the south west of Western Australia and in Perth.