Category: UF/IFAS

Giant African land snail: APHIS use criteria to deregulate quarantined areas in Miami-Dade county

APHIS and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) collaborated to develop the protocol for removing areas from quarantine.   Click on the link to go to the official NAPPO alert: https://www.pestalerts.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=781   Check out this… Read More

Featured Creatures Roundup

There have been six new Featured Creatures articles published so far in 2018! Check out these great extension publications and more at the Featured Creatures website. Insect name (Link to article) Photo Authors Tomato hornworm, Manduca quinquemaculata  Morgan… 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

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