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.
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
This non-native pest was recently found in Mesa County. The fact sheets and links below give more information about this invader.
Intermountain Forage and Legume Production Manual
Available for purchase at the
Mesa County TRA Extension Office, $10
The Intermountain Grass and Legume Forage Production Manual is now available online in PDF format. Individual chapters are available for download.
Spotted Wing Drosophila in Colorado!
Spotted Wing Drosophila, a newly arrived exotic pest of small fruits, stone fruits, melons, tomatoes and other soft fleshed fruits has been found on the front range near Ft. Collins. SWD was first found in the US in 2008 and has since spread to many states and northward into Canada. It has not been detected in western Colorado. For more information, click for the UT fact sheet, MI fact sheet, OR fact sheet,
Photo by Ed Show
Other Useful Links
|Arthropods of Colorado|
|Bugwood-High Plains IPM|
|Bugwood Main Page|
|Upper Grand Valley Pest Control District|
Natural Guard, VPG