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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! Eastern bloodsucking conenose. By Conn and Capinera.

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: The eastern bloodsucking conenose, Triatoma sanguisuga (LeConte), belongs to the subfamily Triatominae, known as the kissing bugs. Kissing… 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! 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

New on Featured Creatures! Citrus snow scale, by Buckley and Hodges.

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Citrus snow scale available at: http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/orn/scales/citrus_snow_scale.htm Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: The citrus snow scale, Unaspis citri Comstock, feeds primarily on the… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! Rat lungworm, by Capinera and Walden.

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Like many pest and disease problems, rat lungworm (Angiostrongylus cantonensis) has been slowly spreading around the world…. Read More

New on Featured Creatures! Spotted cucumber beetle, by Gill, Goyal and Gillett-Kaufman.

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Spotted cucumber beetle, Diabrotica undecimpunctata howardi Barber, is a major agricultural pest of North America. Another name… Read More