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

iPhone and Android Apps for Citrus Pests and Disease Identification

Are you interested in screening for common and exotic citrus diseases and pests? The National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN) CDiseases and CPests hand-held applications for iPhone and Android (2013) are searchable fact sheets from the Citrus Diseases and… Read More

UF/IFAS Collier County Extension, Tropical Fruit Production Class, Saturday, July 19, 2014

Interested in Tropical Fruit Production?  Consider registering for the Tropical Fruit Production class in Naples Florida, on Saturday, July 19, 2014!  Link to the course through the screen image of the Eventbrite course registration.  Register early at this… Read More

Chikungunya Fever-An Emerging Mosquito Virus of Concern

As you prepare for the July 4th holiday, remember to protect yourself and your family from mosquito-borne diseases.  Outbreaks of Chikungunya fever were first reported in Tanzania in 1952.  Chikungunya fever is a virus and two mosquito species… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! The hydrilla stem weevil.

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Bagous hydrillae O’Brien is a semi-aquatic weevil that feeds on the aquatic invasive weed Hydrilla verticillata (L.f.) Royle… Read More