1st Place with 87 points:
: "Japanese Beetle"
2nd Place with 83 points:
: "Oncopeltus fasciatus are invasive in the garden. Here they are devouring my Asclepias tuberosa."
3rd Place with 82 points:
: "European Wool Carder Bee - male (Anthidium manicatum) - This European bee was found in Pennsylvania in 1995 & has since migrated to other states. The males are highly aggressive and may have a negative impact on native Anthidium species & the native plants they pollinate."
Runner Up with 73 points:
: "The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug. Origin China and Japan. I live in Florida zona 10a."
Runner Up with 70 points:
: "Metallic green hover fly. Zone 10a, Florida"
Runner Up with 61 points:
: "Narcissus Bulb Fly (Merodon equestris) - Introduced from Europe to North America. Eggs are laid between the sheath & stem of each bulb. Once the eggs hatch, the maggots will bore down through the outer bulb and eventually bore directly inside the bulb. The maggots will develop fully inside the bulb, but will not pupate until the following spring. Bulb flies have few natural enemies, so they are not easy to control.
Runner Up with 53 points:
: "Japanese Beatles are very bad. "
Runner Up with 50 points:
: "Hornworm on my tomato's, we killed over 100 in one day!"Click here to view all entries in this category.Back to the contest main page.