Virginia Insect Guide

Pest Guide
I just received copies of a new mini field guide from the Virginia Tech Extension. It’s entitled “Mid-Atlantic Guide to the Insect Pests and Beneficials of Corn, Soybeans, and Small Grains” (that’s a mouthful!). It’s targeted at farmers to let them know which bugs are good and bad for their crops. It’s a sharp little pocket-sized guide, spiral-bound like a little notebook. The graphics and layout inside are very well done.

I had offered to let them use a couple of my images. They picked my Japanese Beetle, which even made the cover, and the Mexican Bean Beetle, both of which I have have posted on BugGuide. A couple other BugGuiders had their photos included too. Congrats to them!

The publication is Virginia Cooperative Extension publication 444-360.

I’m looking forward to seeing if any of my photos make the Kaufman Insect Guide, but that won’t be out ‘til January.