USDA-APHIS-PPQ and the developers of LUCID Software (QBIT, University of Queensland) Announce the Conversion of two LUCID Keys to Mobile LUCID Keys

The USDA-APHIS-PPQ-CPHST Identification Technology Program, coordinated by Dr. Terrence Walters (terrence.w.walters@aphis.usda.gov ) has been working with the developers of LUCID software (QBIT, University of Queensland) to convert LUCID® keys to mobile-friendly keys. The first two LUCID mobile keys… Read More

New Bugs in Florida Stymie Researchers, Threaten Crops!

Miami, Florida National NPR Correspondent Greg Allen visited the UF Entomology Department a few weeks ago to discuss various emerging bug and invasive species problems in Florida.  Check out the audio or article at:  http://www.npr.org/2013/06/26/195492811/new-bugs-in-florida-stymie-researchers-threaten-crops This news segment… 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 mealybug is known… Read More