Florida Whitefly Training

Are you interested in the latest whitefly information in Florida? Whiteflies are expanding as a critical pest ornamental pest in many parts of Florida. A Polycom video-conferenced in-service training for University of Florida county horticultural and entomology faculty… Read More

New Featured Creatures, the cactus moth, Cactoblastis cactorum by D.H. Habeck, F.D. Bennett, and Christine Miller, University of Florida

The cactus moth, Cactoblastis cactorum Berg (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) arrived in 1989 in the Florida Keys, and this invasive species has become a serious threat to the diversity and abundance of Opuntia cactus in North America. The spread of… Read More

New Featured Creatures – Citrus mealybug, Planococcus citri by Harsimran Kaur Gill, Gaurav Goyal, and Jennifer Gillett-Kaufman, University of Florida

The citrus mealybug is a common pest of citrus primarily in greenhouses, and of several ornamental plants in Florida. It has been recognized as a difficult to control pest in Europe since 1813 (where it is called the… Read More

New Featured Creatures – the Pepper Fruit Fly, Atherigona orientalis by Kenneth Hibbard, FDACS-DPI, and William Overholt, University of Florida

Atherigona orientalis (Schiner) is commonly referred to as the pepper fruit fly or tomato fruit fly. Despite its common names, it is not a true fruit fly in the family Tephritidae, but rather a member of the Muscidae,… Read More