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Category: Pests & Disease

New on Featured Creatures! The wedge-shaped beetles

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Ripiphoridae are a family of unusual parasitic beetles that are thought to be related to tumbling flower… 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

New on Featured Creatures! Wellsina mite

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Hemicheyletia wellsina (De Leon) (Figure 1) is a predatory mite in the family Cheyletidae. The life history… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! Io moth

  We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: The beautiful Io moth, Automeris io (Fabricius), is one of our most recognizable moths. It is… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! Gulf Coast tick

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: The Gulf Coast tick (Fig. 1), Amblyomma maculatum, was first described by Koch in 1844. Gulf Coast… 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