Category: Crops

South American fruit fly (Anastrepha fraterculus)

The South American fruit fly, Anastrepha fraterculus, is a pest of over 110 host plants, including several crops grown in Florida, such as citrus, strawberries, and peaches. A. fraterculus actually a complex of several species that have yet to be… Read More

Oriental fruit fly (Bactrocera dorsalis)

The oriental fruit fly (Bactrocera dorsalis) is a highly destructive pest of fruit crops. It has a wide host range including nearly 500 fruits and vegetables, but is most commonly found attacking avocado, mango and papaya. Females live 1-3… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! Tea shot-hole borer

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: The tea shot-hole borer, Euwallacea fornicatus (Eichhoff) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) is an Asian ambrosia beetle introduced to… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! The sting nematode

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: The common name sting nematode is generally applied to nematodes in the genus Belonolaimus, particularly Belonolaimus longicaudatus… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! The squash vine borer

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Squash vine borer, Melittia cucurbitae (Harris), is a diurnal (active during the day) moth species (Fig. 1)…. Read More