The following are highlights and updates about samples and questions received in the Clinic during the past two weeks:
- Earwigs have been common in samples, email messages and phone calls. These scavengers feed on tender plants and are a frequent household accidental invader. They are easy to recognize by the pincers-like structures on the tail end. See photo below and our website for more information.
- Emerald ash borer questions continue, but so far all samples have been an EAB look-alike such as the tiger beetle below. That's good news: No EAB samples have been submitted.
- We continued to receive samples of oak leaf blister.
- Also some samples of diplodia tip blight on Austrian and red pine
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