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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… 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… 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… 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… Read More

Collier County Extension Tropical Fruit Class & Tree Sale July 20 and CEU class July 13

Collier County is announcing a CEU class (July 13th) and Tropical Fruit Workshop and Tree Sale (July 20th). Thanks for Dr. Doug Caldwell, Collier County Cooperative Extension for submitting this information to UF-IFAS Pest Alert. … Read More

UF-IFAS Pest Alert: a mealybug, Vryburgia trionymoides by Stocks (FDACS-DPI)

On several occasions in 2011, succulents (Crassulaceae) for sale at retail stores in Florida were found with infestations of the mealybug Vryburgia trionymoides DeLotto. A traceback revealed that the succulents originated in California, where this… Read More