Tomato and Pepper Insects
is an identification deck designed to help you distinguish between the helpful and harmful insects you might see on your tomato and pepper plants. Fifty-nine color photographs provide the detail you need to determine whether you are looking at a helpful or harmful organism. This distinction will help you to practice integrated pest management (IPM), allowing you to manage the harmful organisms and preserve the helpful.
Some harmful insects covered are aphids, thrips, whiteflies, leafminers, mole crickets, pepper weevils, beet armyworms, hornworms, and tomato fruitworms. Some helpful insects include the brown lacewing, green lacewing, lady beetles, minute pirate bug, Larra wasp, and parasitic wasp.
This ID deck is a companion to the Grower's IPM Guide for Florida Tomato and Pepper Production
, available for free online at http://ipm.ifas.ufl.edu/resources/success_stories/T&PGuide/index.shtml