A new pest has made its appearance in the United States. The Asian giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia was first seen in Blaine, Washington in the Fall of 2019. Originally from Japan, it has spread to many Asian countries and… Read More
Got bugs? Got questions? Get answers. Join us Aug. 13 for our entertaining and informative “It’s a Buggy World: Identifying Insects in the Landscape” webinar. With an estimated 12,000 insect species in Florida, one could easily get overwhelmed… Read More
The Florida atala butterfly (Eumaeus atala Poey) is a beautiful, somewhat rare hairstreak butterfly characterized by satiny black wings featuring an iridescent turquois shimmer. It was thought to be extinct due to overharvest of its host plant, Zamia… Read More
Article by Kaydie McCormick, Residential Horticulture Agent & Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator and amazing arthropods identifier at the UF/IFAS Extension in Seminole County. Amazing Arthropods of Florida During July I had a chance to take off my usual… Read More
Summer is in full swing with the heat, humidity, and summer rains. Although we are happy to welcome the rain, the mosquitoes that accompany the rainy season are usually unwelcomed visitors. Container mosquitoes, Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus,… Read More
Master Gardener Volunteer Diane Forrest discovered that battling mealybugs can be a difficult task here in Florida. Read all about what she learned while putting into practice University of Florida suggestions for controlling these garden pests!