Tag: Entomology and Nematology

Mosquitoes Prey on Beneficial Barn Owl Nestlings, But Permethrin Can Help

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Barn owls make their homes in boxes put up by farmers in South Florida. The growers like the owls because they eat rodents that would otherwise munch on their sugarcane, sweet corn and rice. Researchers… Read More

Center Combines Scientists, Industry to Manage Insects More Efficiently

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When she joined the University of Florida as an eminent scholar in entomology and nematology two years ago, Bryony Bonning brought an insect and nematode research center with her. That center works with researchers and… Read More

UF/IFAS CALS Student and Faculty Lead Mosquito Ecology and Control Workshop in Honduras, Leading to Future Research Collaborations

… UF/IFAS CALS Mosquito Ecology and Control Workshop in HondurasOne of the activities of the workshop involved biological control. Pictured here are four workshop participants watching a mosquito fish eat mosquito larvae.originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 4032height 3024Workshop participants… Read More

Subterranean Termites Farm Beneficial Bacteria From Their Fecal Nests

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hungry Formosan termites farm antibiotics from their homes, which they make from their own recycled fecal waste, new University of Florida research shows. These beneficial bacteria make the destructive bugs immune to natural control methods…. Read More

UF Researchers Zero in on Potential Threat of New Mosquito Virus

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A virus responsible for an illness outbreak in Venezuela is spreading to other parts of the Americas, says a University of Florida scientist who is closely monitoring the Mayaro virus. Most recently, the virus was… Read More

UF’s New Honey Bee Lab Will Support Beekeeping, Agriculture

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Twenty percent of the food we eat is made possible by honey bees. And behind each of these hardworking pollinators is an equally hardworking beekeeper or scientist who helps them thrive. The University of Florida’s… Read More

UF/CALS endowment to Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory honors Beidlers

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Nicknamed the “Dean of Florida Mosquito Control,” E.J. “John” Beidler built a distinguished career in entomology that spanned decades. So, for his 90th birthday in January, his children decided to honor their parents with a… Read More

UF/IFAS entomology department, others take top spots in global ranking

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Center for World University Rankings has named the University of Florida entomology department first in the world among more than 26,000 degree-granting institutions of higher education. Other programs in the UF Institute of Food… Read More

Screwworm life cycle and habits contribute to insect’s threat, UF experts say

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida residents curious or skeptical about the threat posed by the parasitic screwworm fly Cochliomiya hominivorax can rest assured the insect merits all the attention it has received after an outbreak was detected in the… Read More