Tag: Entomology and Nematology

Evolution Causes Bad-Tasting Butterflies to Share Appearance and Habitat, UF Study Shows

By: Tom Nordlie – (352) 273-3567 Sources: Marianne Elias – marianne.elias@ed.ac.uk Keith Willmott – kwillmott@flmnh.ufl.edu View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Competition for resources can cause animal species in an ecological community to evolve away from each other, becoming… Read More

UF Study Suggests Spiders, Scorpions, Ticks, Mites Far Older Than Fossil Record Indicates

By: Tom Nordlie – (352) 273-3567 Sources: Marjorie Hoy – mahoy@ifas.ufl.edu, (352) 392-1901 x153 Ayyamperumal Jeyaprakash – margret@ufl.edu, (352) 392-1901 x170 Hans Klompen – klompen.l@osu.edu View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Halloween is the only holiday when spiders and… Read More

UF Doctoral Student Uses High-Tech Method to Solve Greece’s Tough Mosquito Problem

By: Mickie Anderson – (352) 273-3566 Sources: Alex Chaskopoulou – andahask@ufl.edu, (352) 392-2326 Phil Koehler – pgk@ufl.edu, (352) 392-2484 View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida doctoral student from Greece is helping her country control its… Read More

UF Entomologists Warn Floridians New Roaches May Be on the Way

By: Mickie Anderson – (352) 273-3566 Sources: Phil Koehler – pgk@ufl.edu, (352) 392-2484 Roberto Pereira – rpereira@ufl.edu, (352) 392-1901 View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As if Floridians aren’t bugged enough by roaches, a growing interest among reptile enthusiasts… Read More