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  • Question of the Week – Giant Swallowtail Caterpillar

    Question of the Week – Giant Swallowtail Caterpillar

    This week, the question was: What is on this citrus leaf? This looks a lot like bird poop, however, it’s just a camouflage tactic of the giant swallowtail caterpillar. This species is often called the “orangedog” as they feed on members of the citrus family throughout their larval stage. They can be a pest to […]

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  • Weekly Field Update – 8/8/22

    Weekly Field Update – 8/8/22

    Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see this week’s Question of the Week and check back on Thursday for the answer! Coastal Region Zack Snipes reports, “It has been hot and dry for the most part in the Lowcountry. Things are relatively quiet. I have heard reports of and seen high […]

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  • Question of the Week – Mantidfly

    Question of the Week – Mantidfly

    This week, the question was: What is the critter sitting on this eggplant leaf? This may look a lot like a paper wasp, but it is actually a mantidfly. If you look carefully, you’ll notice the front pair of legs is different from the two back pairs. The front legs look like those of a […]

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  • Anthracnose Identified on Lima Bean in the Pee Dee Region of South Carolina

    Anthracnose Identified on Lima Bean in the Pee Dee Region of South Carolina

    From Clemson Plant Pathologist Tony Keinath, Clemson Plant Breeder Jenna Hershberger, and Clemson Extension Agent Bruce McLean. Anthracnose on lima bean has been reported from the PeeDee area. Reddish brown blotches are found on leaves and pods. The disease appeared after a week of rain and, after another week of rain, quickly spread through the […]

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  • Weekly Field Update – 8/1/22

    Weekly Field Update – 8/1/22

    Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see this week’s Question of the Week and check back on Thursday for the answer! Midlands Justin Ballew reports, “It has gotten dry again in the Midlands. Scattered areas received some good rain over the weekend, but others missed it and remain badly in […]

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  • Question of the Week – Black Swallowtail

    Question of the Week – Black Swallowtail

    This week, the question was: What will this caterpillar munching on dill grow up to be? This is the caterpillar of the Eastern black swallowtail butterfly (Papilio polyxenes). These caterpillars feed and develop on members of the carrot family, including dill, parsley, fennel, and celery. The black swallowtail is one of the more showy butterflies […]

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