Need a bug identified? Talk to the insect experts at Wisconsin Farm Technology Days

PJ Liesch talks with Wisconsin State Fair-goers about bugs in Wisconsin. Visit the Insect Experts booth at Wisconsin Farm Technology Days to identify Wisconsin bugs.

PJ Liesch talks with Wisconsin State Fair-goers about bugs in Wisconsin. Visit the Insect Experts booth at Wisconsin Farm Technology Days to identify Wisconsin bugs.

Contact: PJ Liesch, 608-262-6510, pliesch@wisc.edu

What’s “bugging” you? From Japanese beetles and rootworms to moths and mosquitoes, insects are absolutely everywhere in Wisconsin. With over 20,000 different species of insects in the state, it’s easy to find insects on our farms, in our backyards and gardens, and even in our homes! Come learn about the insects of Wisconsin at Wisconsin Farm Technology Days.

University of Wisconsin-Extension/Madison entomologists will be on hand at the Insect Experts booth on the Progress Pavilion to provide advice and identification services to let you know more about the insects in your area. Bring in your insect specimens to have them identified at the microscope station to figure out what insects are crawling around your farm, yard or house.

Insect displays will highlight the common insects of Wisconsin as well as important invasive species such as the emerald ash borer, gypsy moth, lily leaf beetle and viburnum leaf beetle.

A pollinator station will show some of the common pollinators of Wisconsin and will share tips on what you can do to help protect and preserve pollinators. Bring the kids to have the chance to hold some of our live insect specimens.

Wisconsin Farm Technology Days will be held July 19-21, 2016 in Walworth County. For more information about Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, visit www.wifarmtechnologydays.com .

Agriculture and natural resources is a program of the University of Wisconsin-Extension in partnership with local, state and federal government in each Wisconsin county.

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