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The cannabis aphid is a pest aphid found on the leaves and stems of cannabis. Aphids have "piercing-sucking" mouthparts to feed on plant fluids. When aphids occur in high numbers, their feeding can stress plants and cause wilting, yellowing and other damage. Cannabis aphids are also potential vectors of plant pathogens.
Jerusalem crickets seem to fascinate those who find them. Also known as potato bugs, devil’s babies, and niña de la tierra (child of the earth), they are members of the genus Stenopelmatus and are related to katydids and cave-dwelling camel crickets.
The Asian gypsy moth (AGM) is an exotic pest that is considered a potentially serious threat to North American forests. It is a close relative of the European gypsy moth, which is well-known for causing widespread damage in eastern US forests.
The Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) is an exotic invasive beetle that is considered a serious plant pest in the United States.