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Category: Pests & Disease

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

Giant African Land Snails-A Potential Unwanted Invader

The Giant African Land Snail (GALS) continues to make news around the US.  In an online article, the Independent describes the confiscation of almost 70 unwanted GALS at the Los Angeles International Airport in California: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/slow-food-67-giant-african-land-snails-intended-for-human-consumption-seized-at-la-airport-9606495.html The Florida Department of… Read More

iPhone and Android Apps for Citrus Pests and Disease Identification

Are you interested in screening for common and exotic citrus diseases and pests? The National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN) CDiseases and CPests hand-held applications for iPhone and Android (2013) are searchable fact sheets from the Citrus Diseases and… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! The hydrilla stem weevil.

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Bagous hydrillae O’Brien is a semi-aquatic weevil that feeds on the aquatic invasive weed Hydrilla verticillata (L.f.) Royle… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! The convergent lady beetle.

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: The convergent lady beetle, Hippodamia convergens Guérin-Méneville, is among the most common lady beetle species throughout North America… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! Black salt marsh mosquito.

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: The black salt marsh mosquito, Aedes taeniorhynchus (Wiedemann), is very common in the eastern coastal areas of the… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! Dog flea.

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: The dog flea, Ctenocephalides canis (Curtis), is an important ectoparasite of both wild and domestic canids around the… Read More