Category: Recreation

New on Featured Creatures! The tawny crazy ant (previously known as Caribbean crazy ant)

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Nylanderia fulva was previously confused with Nylanderia pubens (Synonym: Paratrechina pubens). Nylanderia fulva is native to South… 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

New on Featured Creatures! Giant woolly bear (larva), giant or great leopard moth (adult)

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: The giant leopard moth is our largest eastern tiger moth. It was formerly in the family Arctiidae… Read More

Chikungunya Fever-An Emerging Mosquito Virus of Concern

As you prepare for the July 4th holiday, remember to protect yourself and your family from mosquito-borne diseases.  Outbreaks of Chikungunya fever were first reported in Tanzania in 1952.  Chikungunya fever is a virus and two mosquito species… 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

Summer-Florida’s Crepuscular Smorgasbord

With Memorial Day on the horizon, summer beckons us forward for food, fun, and outdoor activities.  Just remember that you may have some unwanted guests arrive at your weekend activities, particularly during the late afternoon to evening (or crepuscular) hours. Insect… 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! Tussock moths.

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Tussock moths in the genus Orgyia are small moths that are best-known because of their attractive larvae. ABOVE:… Read More