Published Photo

Anna Busch
Field & Forage Crops Educator
Penn State Extension
Union County

This photo was published in a Penn State Extension article, titled "Soybean Sentinel Plot Report - August 27, 2019", that reported the common insect pests and diseases from weekly soybean scouting efforts across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Silver-spotted skippers were one of the most common pests in late August. The photo was captioned "A silver-spotted skipper caterpillar. These colorful animals can be easy to find in soybean fields this time of year, but rarely cause economic damage." The article was published in Penn State Extension's "Field Crop News" e-newsletter that is published weekly during the growing season and reaches over 8,000 subscribers.