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New on Featured Creatures! Fiddlewood leafroller (suggested common name)

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Epicorsia oedipodalis is known as the fiddlewood leafroller and the seagrape moth. These caterpillars roll up leaves… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! Coastal plain hesperapis (suggested common name)

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Hesperapis oraria Snelling and Stage is a specialized, solitary bee belonging to the family Melittidae (Dasypodainae). Hesperapis… Read More

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! 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

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