Tag: Entomology and Nematology

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/IFAS CALS student earns national research grant for work to reduce invasive species

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A University of Florida student has been chosen as one of nine undergraduate students to receive a research grant from the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA). Current UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences… Read More

UF/IFAS Bug Week arriving early this year, to offer more live events

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Mark your calendars – the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is holding Bug Week early this year, offering more live events than ever. The weeklong celebration of all things bug-related will… Read More

UF studies show what some bugs do for love, like sacrificing a leg

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Males of many species must compete for mates, often using body parts scientists call “weapons” to defeat their opponent, survive and in some cases, produce more offspring, University of Florida researchers say. As an example,… Read More

UF researcher identifies new invasive ant in Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers have discovered a new invasive ant species in south Florida that can have dire consequences for homeowners and for surrounding ecosystems. The yellow ant, Plagiolepis… 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 scientist recognized for research in mosquito-borne disease control

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida entomology professor Jeffrey Bloomquist is known to have a restless curiosity about everything, ranging from insecticide toxicology to mosquito control and resistance. That boundless need to know has paid off for Bloomquist,… Read More