Western Colorado Insects
Welcome to the Colorado State University Extension Western Colorado Entomology web site. This site was created and is maintained by Tri River Area Extension Entomology & Agronomy, and is dedicated to presenting factual information on the insects and insect related issues affecting western Colorado.
Spotted Wing Drosophila (Drosophila suzukii), was confirmed from Mesa County raspberries in early October 2014. This exotic pest of small fruits, stone fruits, and other soft fleshed fruits has been present on the front range near Ft. Collins since 2012.This is the first confirmed capture in western Colorado. SWD was first found in the US in 2008 and has since spread to many states and northward into Canada. For more information visit our spotted wing drosophila page.
Photo by Ed Show
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
|Brown marmorated stink bug is present in Colorado in low numbers. Introduction from travlers coming from the Eastern US is common. They have not done any economic crop damage in Western Colorado yet, but we need to keep watching. Be especially aware of large numbers of stink bugs overwintering in homes.|
Intermountain Forage and Legume Production Manual
The Intermountain Grass and Legume Forage Production Manual is now available online in PDF format. Individual chapters are available for download.
Feb. 15-16, 2017
Grand Junction, CO
Master Gardener Vegetable Garden Presentation Notes
- The Western Colorado Beekeepers Association has set up a phone line and system to handle honey bee swarm calls. This simplifies the handling of swarm calls and guarantees they are handled safely, professionally and in a timely fashion.
Starting immediately, please route all swarm calls to (970) 589-6316.
Check out the Western Colorado Beekeepers Association on Facebook for more information.
Other Useful Links
|Arthropods of Colorado|
|Bugwood-High Plains IPM|
|Bugwood Main Page|
|Upper Grand Valley Pest Control District|
Natural Guard, VPG