QUIZ – Unusual insects

Four insects found this week. What are they and what makes them unusual? Take the quiz to find out.

1. Canola Council of Canada agronomy specialist Jason Casselman received the attached image this week from an agronomist in the Peace region. It was feeding above ground on young canola plants. What is it?

2. Grasshoppers are common but their rapid growth this year makes them unusual. What is the species and growth stage of this grasshopper?

3. Meghan Vankosky spotted a few of these in the camelina nursery at AAFC Saskatoon. What is it?

4. This well-known pest doesn't usually cause economic damage in canola, but it has in at least one Saskatchewan field this year. What is it?


If you find something unusual – insects, diseases, weeds – in canola take a few good photos, jot down relevant notes and send it off to a Canola Council of Canada agronomy specialist.