Kentucky IPM Pest Information Pages
Eggs are laid in the grooves of the leaves of host plants (wheat, barley, rye), and larvae are small white maggots which feed on plant sap. Larvae and puparia (called flaxseed) may be found between the leaf sheath and the stalk. This insect has two generations per year.
IPM Techniques and Scouting
Hessian Fly Activity
Please note: These dates are approximations only. This calendar was constructed using data from Kentucky, USA. These dates may not apply in your area. You may wish to contact your county extension agent or agricultural consultant for information tailored to your locality.
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