Category: Horticulture

New pest in Florida: Hibiscus bud weevil, Anthonomus testaceosquamosus

DPI recently identified several weevil samples collected from Miami-Dade, Broward, and Hernando counties as Anthonomus testaceosquamosus, the hibiscus bud weevil. This weevil is currently found in Mexico and Texas, and it causes significant damage hibiscus flower buds. Adults lay… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! An encyrtid parasitoid

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Anagyrus pseudococci (Fig. 1) is a well-known encyrtid parasitoid capable of developing on a variety of mealybug… 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

Florida Olive Pests

Two links of interest for olive producers and Extension faculty are provided in this post. New on the UF/IFAS EDIS: Pests and Fungal Organisms Identified on Olives (Olea europaea) in Florida. and Fresh from Florida Plant Industry Blog:… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! Cotesia congregata a gregarious endoparasitoid

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Cotesia congregata (Say) is a gregarious endoparasitoid that attacks more than a dozen species of sphingid caterpillars… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! Bagrada bug

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: The bagrada bug, Bagrada hilaris (Burmeister) (Figure 1), also known as the painted bug, is native to Africa…. Read More