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"I am not sure if you can help us or not. We are having problems with a small almost worm like insect. It is less than 1 mm long is gray in color and has several dark gray or black stripes across it's back. It also has a very nasty bite. We live in Indiana. Any ideas? Thanks in advance for your help" - Homeowner

Identifying Your Plant or Plant Pest

If you know what type of plant or plant pest you have, you can make better decisions about control.

The educational resources on this site are valid for southeastern Nebraska. They may or may not apply in your area. The plants and animals found in your area may or may not be found in this region.

If you need help identifying a specific plant or plant pest, and live outside of southeastern Nebraska, contact your local Extension office. If your local staff does not provide diagnostic services, ask to visit with the specialist at your state land grant University.

To Find Your Local Cooperative Extension Office - VISIT HERE.

Lancaster County, Nebraska residents are encouraged to call, email or stop by the Extension office to visit about their horticultural concerns.



The plants and animals found in southeastern Nebraska may or may not be found in your area. If you are looking for information on plants, insect pests or wildlife found in your area, visit your local Cooperative Extension Office here.

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