We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Citrus snow scale available at: http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/orn/scales/citrus_snow_scale.htm Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: The citrus snow scale, Unaspis citri Comstock, feeds primarily on the… Read More
We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Spotted cucumber beetle, Diabrotica undecimpunctata howardi Barber, is a major agricultural pest of North America. Another name… Read More
We are pleased to announce a new pest fly Featured Creatures! The bean seed fly or seedcorn maggot, Delia platura (Meigen), is a small dipterous insect of the family Anthomyiidae (Valenciano et al. 2004). It is a… Read More
The granulate cutworm, Feltia subterranea (Fabricius) is the most commonly occurring cutworm in Florida, though it is rarely numerous enough to be a major pest. It is nocturnal through most of its life, and lacks distinctive features… Read More
The Asiatic garden beetle, Maladera castanea (Arrow), has been a pest in the northeastern United States since the 1920s. Generally not as abundant or damaging as the Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica Newman), the Asiatic garden beetle is occasionally… Read More
New Featured Creatures! Eriophyid mite vector of Rose Rosette Disease (RRD) Phyllocoptes fructiphilus by M.A. Hoy, UF.
We are pleased to announce a new mite Featured Creatures! Phyllocoptes fructiphilus Keifer is a tiny eriophyid mite associated with most rose species and cultivars, especially in the eastern half of the USA. Most significantly, this mite is… Read More