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Category: Agriculture

Bean Pod Borer Moth

The bean pod borer moth is an important pest of legumes. Caterpillar feeding can injure bean pods and flowers of legume crops. Young larvae of Maruca vitrata bore into flowers and older larvae will bore into bean pods…. Read More

Shoemaker butterfly

Prepona laertes, a butterfly species native to tropical South and Central America, has been detected in Broward county, Florida. This insect, also known as the shoemaker butterfly, was first detected in this location in August 2013, but populations… Read More

Bugs & Shrubs Buzz: Spanish ‘RoundUp’ class; citrus; poisonous fruit alert

  1/   March 28, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. For Spanish employees of commercial landscape maintenance companies: Required 6 hour Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance “Roundup”  Pesticide Class CEUs & Exam.   Cost: $20 Where: UF|IFAS Collier County Extension… Read More

Giant African land snail: APHIS use criteria to deregulate quarantined areas in Miami-Dade county

APHIS and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) collaborated to develop the protocol for removing areas from quarantine.   Click on the link to go to the official NAPPO alert: https://www.pestalerts.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=781   Check out this… Read More

Pilea Aphid (Myzus fataunae) discovered in Florida

DPI recently issued the first report of Myzus fataunae, the Pilea aphid, in the Western Hemisphere. Specimens were collected from an aluminum plant (Pilea cadeirei) in Florida. These aphids are native to Japan and Korea. They represent a threat to nursery… Read More