Category: Agriculture

New on Featured Creatures! Corn wireworm. By Gill, Chahil, Goyal, Gillett-Kaufman, and Cherry.

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Insects in the family Elateridae are commonly known as “click beetles”. Their name comes from the clicking sound… Read More

Rose Rosette Virus (RRV)- Confirmed in Florida!

Rose rosette (witches’ broom) symptoms were first observed in 1940 in Canada on wild roses. Subsequently symptomatic plants were discovered in California in 1941 and many other states in the U.S. In 2011, the disease was confirmed to… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! Sri Lankan weevil. By Neal.

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Myllocerus undecimpustulatus undatus Marshall, the Sri Lankan weevil, is a plant pest with a wide range of… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! Lone star tick. By Holderman and Kaufman.

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: The lone star tick, Amblyomma americanum, was first described by Linnaeus in 1758. Lone star ticks feed… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! Rugose spiraling whitefly. By Kumar, McKenzie, Mannion, Stocks, Smith, and Osborne.

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: A new addition on the list of whitefly species found in Florida, Aleurodicus rugioperculatus Martin, was originally… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! Cabbage aphid. By Gill, Garg and Gillett-Kaufman.

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: The cabbage aphid belongs to the genus Brevicoryne from Latin “brevi” and “coryne” and which loosely translates… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! Woolly oak aphids. By Halbert.

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Woolly oak aphids are conspicuous pests on oak (Quercus spp.), because they are covered with large amounts… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! Ladybird beetles – recent immigrants to Florida. By Thomas and Blanchard.

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Since the publication of the Florida beetles checklist (Peck and Thomas 1998), a number of ladybird beetles… Read More