Tag: Invasive Species

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! 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

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

New Florida First Detector Educational Materials!

Interested in detecting exotic species in Florida?  The Collaborative and Enhanced First Detector Training for Florida Program (http://flfirstdetector.org/) has been created to assist with the early detection of exotic or emerging pests in Florida.  This program was funded by the Farm… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! Sri Lankan weevil. By Neal.

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: Myllocerus undecimpustulatus undatus Marshall, the Sri Lankan weevil, is a plant pest with a wide range of… Read More

New on Featured Creatures! Rugose spiraling whitefly. By Kumar, McKenzie, Mannion, Stocks, Smith, and Osborne.

We are pleased to announce a new article on Featured Creatures! Take a sneak peek with this excerpt from the article: A new addition on the list of whitefly species found in Florida, Aleurodicus rugioperculatus Martin, was originally… 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

Invasive Species in the News and K-12 Educational Resources

Invasive Species-How are They Spread?  Although we (humans) are a pathway for possible this introduction.  Here’s a recent popular press scientific article that emphasizes the role of humans in the movement and establishment of invasive, non-native species- http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48557311/ns/technology_and_science-science/#.UDLcK6llTkc… Read More