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

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

Giant African Land Snails-A Potential Unwanted Invader

The Giant African Land Snail (GALS) continues to make news around the US.  In an online article, the Independent describes the confiscation of almost 70 unwanted GALS at the Los Angeles International Airport in California: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/slow-food-67-giant-african-land-snails-intended-for-human-consumption-seized-at-la-airport-9606495.html The Florida Department of… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! Hydrellia fly parasitic wasp

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Trichopria columbiana (Ashmead) (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Diapriidae) is a native endoparasitic wasp (Figure 1). The wasp is a… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! Hydrilla tuber weevil

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Bagous affinis Hustache (Figure 1) is a semi-aquatic weevil that feeds on the aquatic invasive plant Hydrilla verticillata… Read More