Corn Insect Pests: A Diagnostic Guide

April 9, 1999
In 1998 I worked with entomologists and editors at the University of Missouri to develop a publication entitled Corn Insect Pests: A Diagnostic Guide (publication number C1358). The printed version of the publication is available for $8.00 (plus shipping) from ACES Information Technology and Communication Services, University of Illinois, 1917 South Wright Street, Champaign, IL 61820, telephone (800)345-6087; VISA and MasterCard accepted. The 48-page manual guides you through diagnostic steps to determine what insect pest might be causing problems at several corn growth stages. The manual is filled with color photographs of the insects and the injury they cause, and diagnostic tips help focus attention on certain characteristics.

Corn Insect Pests: A Diagnostic Guide also can be found on our IPM web site at Take a look at it and see what you think. Try the "zoom-in" feature if you want to see some close-ups of some of the insects that look so small in the field.--Kevin Steffey

Author: Kevin Steffey