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Wings soft, may or may not have scales that leave dusty residue on hands when touched, and …

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option 1Wings are covered in scales making veins hard to see; touching insect leaves residue on hands

option 2Wings not as described at left; wings not scaly

MOTHS

moth
moth
For more information, see What's Bugging You: Occasional Infesters

 

indian meal moth
indian meal moth
For more information, see What's Bugging You: Pantry Pests

Examples:

boxelder bug
boxelder bug
(1/2", 11-14 mm), photo by Link Elmore, Bugwood.org

 

brown marmorated stink bug
stink bug,
(1/2-5/8", 14-17 mm), photo by Gary Bernon, USDA APHIS, Bugwood.org

 

termite, alate
termite, winged reproductive
(3/8", 10 mm)

 

American cockroach
American cockroach
(1 3/8-2 1/8", 34-53 mm)

 

honeybee
honeybee
(1/2-5/8", 11-15 mm)

 

bumblebee
bumblebee
(1/4-1", 6-25 mm)

 

housefly
house fly
(1/8-1/4", 4-7.5 mm)

 

drain fly
drain fly
(1/16-1/4", 1.5-5 mm)

 

mosquito
mosquito
(1/8-3/8", 3-9 mm)

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Unless otherwise noted, all photos and illustrations by NYS IPM Staff